By Stuart MacBride
The gritty new standalone crime novel from the No. 1 bestselling writer of Shatter the Bones and darkish Blood Detective Constable Ash Henderson has a depressing mystery! 5 years in the past his daughter, Rebecca, went lacking at the eve of her 13th birthday. A yr later the 1st card arrived: do-it-yourself, with a Polaroid photo caught to front -- Rebecca, strapped to a chair, gagged and terrified. each year one other card: every one worse than the final. The tabloids name him The Birthday Boy. He's been snatching women for twelve years, consistently within the run-up to their 13th birthday, sending the households his selfmade playing cards exhibiting their daughters being slowly tortured to demise. yet Ash hasn't instructed somebody approximately Rebecca's birthday playing cards -- all of them imagine she's simply run clear of domestic -- simply because if someone unearths out, he'll be taken off the research. And he's sacrificed an excessive amount of to renounce earlier than his daughter's killer will get what he merits!
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Please purchase only authorized electronic editions, and do not participate in or encourage electronic piracy of copyrighted materials. Your support of the author's rights is appreciated. for Cecilia Bartoli Da qual tremore insolito Sento assalir gli spiriti! Dond'escono quei vortici Di foco pien d'orror? What strange fear Assails my spirits! Where do they come from, Those horrible whirlwinds of flame? Don Giovanni Mozart 1 Brunetti stood at his window and flirted with springtime. It was there, just on the other side of the canal, evident in the shoots he saw popping up from the earth.
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Birthdays for the Dead by Stuart MacBride