By K. J. Erickson
2013 Kindle publication release
Tired of the politics, exposure and unending nights that compliment significant homicides, Detective Mars Bahr and his companion Nettie Frisch have moved to the chilly Case Unit, which covers the Minneapolis Police Department's oldest unsolved situations. one among their first assignments is tackling the murders of rural comfort shop staff, which leads them to a sixteen-year-old lacking folks case.
In 1986, seventeen-year-old Andrea Bergstad was once operating by myself at evening at a rural Minnesota gasoline station while she vanished and not using a hint. at the store's fuzzy protection videotape, one minute she's there, conversing at the mobile to her ally, and the following she's long past. Now, 16 years later, Mars is going again to Redstone, Minnesota, to aim to place jointly the items of this baffling case.
In Redstone, Mars meets retired sheriff Sig Sampson, off the task for numerous years yet haunted by means of the Bergstad case love it was once the previous day. Sig Sampson is the single one who may also help Mars do what should be performed so as to clear up it: His reminiscence is the one factor that could take this chilly case and make it hot.
Mars and Sig dive into the research, and Mars quickly starts to imagine that their labor gets them someplace. yet his difficulty over the main points distracts him from the larger concerns within the case, and sooner than he is aware it, the lives of the 2 most vital humans in Mars' existence are at risk.
As together with her most up-to-date acclaimed novel, The final Witness, KJ Erickson gives you a fast paced, attractive, and magnificent mystery.
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Extra info for Alone at Night (Mars Bahr Mysteries, Book 4)
And today, this day: Friday 12 December 1980 It looks no different than we remember, than we feared Dread spectre from a woken nightmare A past trapped in a future, here and now: Friday 12 December 1980 Screaming in the wind A bloody castle rising out of the bleeding rain, a tear in the landscape Leeds, the grim and concrete medieval: Dead city The crows, the rain, and the Ripper The Ripper, King The King of Leeds. In a cold and rotting cafe, in the shadow of an industrial estate, we drink cold and rotting tea to kill the time, lorry drivers eating the fish special, kids playing the slot machine.
We have an appointment, hisses John Murphy. Fat lot of bloody good thatll do you if hes not in. I lead Murphy over to plastic chairs under bright strip lights, the smell of wet police dogs rank and strong. Fuck him, mutters Murphy. Hes not worth it, John. And we sit in silence, staring at the boot marks on the linoleum floor, picking off the dog hairs, waiting Waiting for it to start. And sitting here, staring into the black marks, the dog hairs, I realise how long Ive been waiting Waiting for it all to stop: Five years Five years to come back and right the wrongs, to make it right, make it all worthwhile The five years of marriage and miscarriage, of wet pillows and bloody sheets, of doctors and priests, of the drugs and the tests, the broken promises and plates Five years of Manchester?
I nod and go back to the memorandum The memorandum that in two sentences states that I have been invited by the West Yorkshire Metropolitan Police to review inquiries made into the murders and attacks attributed to the so-called Yorkshire Ripper, that I am to recommend any necessary changes to operational procedures, and that I am to make those recommendations directly to Chief Constable Angus. During the course of my review, should any evidence arise to suggest that any persons involved in the Ripper inquiry are themselves guilty or suspected to be guilty of any offences or negligence, then that evidence is to be immediately forwarded to the Chief Constable and no further or independent action is to be taken on the part of the review.
Alone at Night (Mars Bahr Mysteries, Book 4) by K. J. Erickson