'Someone is killing beautiful young women and taking extraordinary risks to carefully pose their painted bodies in public places. The first is bronze, then silver — who will be gold? Detective Sergeant Stevie Hooper, young, hard-edged and newly seconded to the Serious Crime Squad, finds herself haunted by increasingly disturbing flashbacks as the bizarre case unfolds. And, as she closes in on the killer, the carefully drawn line between her professional and personal life becomes increasingly blurred, till she doesn’t know who can be trusted.' (Publication summary)
'When DSS Stevie Hooper steps into the empty Pavel house and someone else's jurisdiction, she upsets more than the ego of a struggling suburban cop.
'She has breached the defences of a ruthless group that has at its rotten heart a disregard for human life.' (From the publisher's website.)