Jan Fabel is a haunted man. Head of the Polizei Hamburg's Murder Commission, Fabel has dealt with the dead for nearly two decades, but when a routine enquiry becomes a life-threatening - and life-changing - experience, he finds himself on much closer terms with death than ever before.
Two years later, Fabel's first case at the Murder Commission comes back to haunt him: Monika Krone's body is found at last, fifteen years after she went missing.
Monika - ethereally beautiful, intelligent, cruel - was the centre of a group of students obsessed with the gothic.
Fabel re-opens the case. What happened that night, when Monika left a party and disappeared into thin air?
When men involved with Monika start turning up dead, Fabel realizes he is looking for a killer with both a hunger for revenge and a taste for the gothic.
What he doesn't know is that someone has been aiding and grooming a deranged escapee as his own, personal tool for revenge. A truly gothic monster to be let loose on the world.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 432 pages
- Publisher: Quercus Publishing
- Publication Date: 04/06/2015
- Category: Thriller / suspense
- ISBN: 9781780874920