This American crime novelist is top notch. Tension ratchets up wickedly, it’s hair-tingling stuff and compulsive, addictive, inventive, surprising and very clever. It’s not a book to be missed. However, if you’re arachnophobic then don’t read it.
Afraid of spiders...? You should be. Creepy crawlies take on a whole new meaning for the working girls of Sandy Springs, Atlanta, when a client comes to the red light district looking for something different. He wants girls to let his pet spiders walk all over them. Seems like a simple, if strange, request - but not all the girls come back.
When FBI field officer Kimberly Quincy gets called out to talk to one of the girls, she's already got enough on her mind. What was a routine evidence-tagging session at the scene of a cargo plane crash has gone horribly wrong. Just when they'd recovered all the crew bodies, they get an unwelcome surprise...an extra body caught in a tree. Without a head.
When Kimberly finally gets home to think it all through, and climbs into bed next to her husband Mac, a phone call shatters the peace and proves that the nightmare is only just beginning. On the other end of the line, a muffled cry and the sound of metal on flesh...
'Lock the door and prepare to be scared.' WOMAN & HOME
'Suspense of the highest order. **** ' THE MIRROR
'Some of this novel gave me shivers up my spine. It is definitely not one for arachnophobes, but everyone else should love it.' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
Publication date: 05/03/2009
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
|Publication date:||5th March 2009|
|Publisher:||Orion Publishing Co|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
Lisa Gardner was our Guest Editor in January 2011 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing. Lisa Gardner has made a name for herself writing very dark novels but the first books she wrote were romance novels – but she decided that she wanted to write suspense books ‘where she could kill lots of people’. She had various jobs ranging from waitress to management consultant but loathed morning commutes, claustrophobic cubicles and unsympathetic bosses. The only good things were my coworkers and a fresh appreciation of Dilbert cartoons. Lisa now lives in ...More About Lisa Gardner