‘Butler and West are fast becoming my favourite detective partnership… Addictive reading!’ Alison Belsham, author of The Tattoo ThiefNothing is as it seems, for Butler and West.One spring evening, a mother and her children are brutally attacked in their home. The unprovoked and violent assault leaves DS Robin Butler and DC Freya West in the dark – the luxury items were left untouched and there is no apparent motive.
The investigation’s only lead is Andrew Grace, the husband who was not home at the time. He and his business partner have created unique virtual reality software which is valuable and extremely dangerous in the wrong hands. Robin and Freya are stonewalled by uncooperative witnesses at every turn but when a woman linked to the work of Andrew and his co-founder is kidnapped, the need for progress becomes critical.
Failure to solve the case will result in murder. Meanwhile, Robin and Freya’s unresolved feelings have come to the surface and they must finally face facts. But is it too late? In a case where nothing is as it seems, are Robin and Freya doomed to never find the truth?A tense and thrilling instalment of the Butler & West series that fans of Cara Hunter, Jane Casey and Susie Steiner will love.
Praise for Louisa Scarr’Scarr delivers an immensely satisfying mystery, both timely and timeless, but her real magic lies in Butler and West themselves… This one will break your heart a little bit.’ Dominic Nolan, author of Vine Street’Compelling, fraught…I tore through it! Loved it.’ Rachel Blok, author of The Fall’Before you know it, you’re chapters in and can’t stop.’ Fliss Chester, author of A Dangerous Goodbye’A punchy and pacy police procedural with heart.’ Jo Furniss, author of All The Little Children’One of the best detective series there is. Smooth, thrilling and full of emotion…
a must-read!’ James Delargy, author of Vanished’The twists and turns will leave you desperate for more. Cannot recommend this series enough!’ Heather Critchlow, author of Unsolved