A detective desperate for revenge. A hitwoman with one last job. A killer with both on his list.
Detective Matt Jackson has reached the end. His beloved wife, Polly, is the latest victim of ‘NEON’ – a serial killer who displays his victims in snaking neon lights – and he can’t go on without her. Unable to take his life, Jackson hires a hitwoman to finish the job. But on the night of his own murder, he makes a breakthrough in the case, and at the last minute his hitwoman, Iris, is offered an irresistible alternative: help Jackson find and kill NEON in return for the detective’s entire estate.
What follows is a game of cat and mouse between detective, hitwoman and serial killer. And when Jackson discovers it’s not a coincidence that all their paths have crossed, he begins to question who the real target has been all along…
This was an interesting take on the police procedural, with a hit woman drafted in by a suspended detective to help catch a serial killer.
The killer is a strange person, building neon light displays and incorporating the bodies of his victims as sinister art pieces.
I enjoyed this, tight and clever writing, with several twists you don’t see coming.
*I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for taking part in this blog tour but all opinions remain my own.