"Shortlisted for the 2013 Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Fiction Often compared to Karin Slaughter and Patricia Cornwell, prize-winning author Katherine Howell thrills readers in this gripping novel featuring a determined homicide detective and a team ofemergency medics. When frantic man refuses to leave the car that witnesses say he deliberately crashed, paramedics Jane and Alex think it's a desperate cry for help. But his paranoid claims that someone is out to get him only confirm official reports that he is delusional. When he is indeed found dead in what looks like a suicide, Jane is uneasy: she remembers the raw terror in his eyes. Detective Ella Marconi shares these doubts, which are compounded as the case becomes increasingly tangled. The victim's boss tries to commit suicide, a witness flees, and closer to home, a woman is attacked in front of Jane's house. Then Alex's daughter goes missing. As Ella tries to add up the clues, the investigation is hampered by her budget-focused boss. Then, just when she thinks she's closing in, a shocking turn of events endangers more people, and Ella just may see the killer slip through her hands"--
When paramedics Jane and Alex encounter a man refusing to get out of his crashed car, with bystanders saying he deliberately drove into a pole, it looks like a cry for help. His claim that someone is out to get him raises further questions about his mental stability.
Later that day he is found dead under a train in what might be a suicide, but Jane is no longer so sure, she remembers the terror in his eyes. Detective Ella Marconi shares Jane's doubts, which are only compounded when the case becomes increasingly tangled.
Ella is at a loss to uncover how all these clues add up. And then, a shocking turn of events puts even more people in danger.
Number of Pages: 347
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Series Title: Ella Marconi Mystery
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Author: Katherine Howell
Street Date: December 15, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 247-49-8158