Hang on for the first 50 pages: many characters are introduced but they soon become fully-fleshed individuals. A serial killer, a group of friends with a secret and a computer game are the main elements of this intelligent, fast-paced thriller.
Grace lifted one side of the duster and showed the Sig Sauer. The detective's eyes softened briefly in a look usually reserved for lovers. Leave it to a cop to get mushy over a gun, she thought.
'A Sig, huh? Impressive. Nine-millimetre?'
'That's right. Not a .22, Detective. That is what killed the girl in the cemetery, isn't it?'
To their credit, neither man batted an eye.