A serial killer taunts the police...And he has his sights on DI Lorne Simpkins
The headless body of a wealthy widow is discovered decomposing in Chelling Forest.
Detective Inspector Lorne Simpkins and her partner, DS Pete Childs are assigned to the case.
A few days later another victim, this time a young girl, is discovered. Who could the killer be and what's the connection between the two victims?
Then after a third murder, the killer contacts Lorne with a grisly surprise. It looks like Lorne has a serial killer on her hands—and one that has become fixated on her.
As she tries to solve the crimes, Lorne is also coping with a failing marriage and a new, unsympathetic boss with whom she has a secret past. Then, as she begins to despair at the lack of clues, help arrives from an unlikely source.