Set in Atlanta and featuring maverick Special Agent Will Trent from Triptych, this is vintage Karin Slaughter - a fast-paced, utterly compelling read. A seventeen-year-old girl is found murdered in her home by her mother. At first the Atlanta police believe it is a simple case of one victim, one killer. But when more girls of a similar age and profile start getting picked off, one by one, they realise they are dealing with a brutal serial killer. And the young female rookie detective heading up the case suddenly finds herself out of her depth. Atlanta Special Agent Will Trent of the Criminal Apprehension Team is quickly brought in to help the investigation. But with the body count mounting and the local community frozen in terror the killer is proving almost impossible to trace.