I am a fan of Helen Phifer’s novels including the first in the series of Detective Constable Morgan Brookes. This is another brilliant read and can easily be read as a stand-alone.
The story opens with a dead woman, tied and strangled on her bed. She lives with her parents but they are on holiday and return to find the scene some days later. DC Morgan Brookes is horrified by what she sees but as soon as the DNA is returned there are more questions than answers as it appears that the killer has been behind bars for several years.
Morgan is a feisty, clever and fearless character and has an interesting relationship with her boss, DS Ben Matthews, which could become romantic.
As the twists and turns weaved their way through the storyline I was unable to put it down.
Great read and highly recommended.