When the bodies of a young, homeless girl and a girl who disappeared thirty years ago are found on the same day, residents in the historic city of York are aghast. It seems unlikely the two cases are related, and yet some of the same players knew both victims. As Detective Chief Inspector John Shadow and his eager new partner, Sergeant Jimmy Chang, dive into their investigation, they uncover a complicated web of pop stars, pub owners, shopkeepers and old school friends who each have something to hide.
John Shadow is a man of contradictions. A solitary figure who shuns company, but is a keen observer of all he meets. A lover of good food, but whose fridge is almost always empty. He prefers to work alone and is perpetually trying to dodge his partner, who’s full of energy, modern ideas and theories.
But as the two men gradually learn to work together to solve the case, it’s clear that the past is never as far away as you think.
An intriguing mystery that kept me guessing.
Set in the city of York, Detective Chief Inspector John Shadow and his new partner, Sergeant Jimmy Chang, work together to solve the murders of two women. There were lots of twists and turns in this story and just when I thought I might know who the killer was, I was quickly proven wrong. This is the first book by this author and I look forward to reading more.