Featuring the young DI Francis Sullivan who, along with his own roubles, heads up a team of detectives hot on he trail of a adistic serial killer.Tash Brady is attacked on her way home from a nightclub after a tiff with her boyfriend Alex Mullins when she is capture and left for dead.
And why was she given the stigmata and tattooed? DI Sullivan and his team have no choice but to ring in Alex Mullins for questioning.
Even, Sullivan has something of a personal stake in this suspect, for he knows the boy 's mother Marni Mullins from the previous case involving the tattoo thief.
Finally a witness comes forth stating that Tash had confided in her that Alex once hit her ... and with his other ties to the perpetrato, he becomes prime suspect.When the post mortem reveals that Tash died from poisoning in the tattoo ink inscribed on her back, Sullivan and his team are now looking for a murde.
But despite the circumstantial evidence against Alex, Sullivan feels sure that he is not their killer.Then another girl is found with identical wounds and another Latin tattooed inscribed on her back.
It is ertainly and adrenaline fuelled read that is so addictive you wo n't ant to hol it down until the very end.The narrative flips between various characters- Sullivan, Rory, Marni, Alex, Angie ( a DC), the various victims and a irl called Aimee whose story unfolds in the past, exposin a disturbing and horrific childhood.
It all very cleverly tied together that comes together at the end.Despite his troubled demeanour, I never liked Francis Sullivan.