SUMMER OF GHOSTS BY P. D. VINER
It begins with a father calling his daughter, but whoever answers is not Pia but his daughter’s killer. He must listen, horrified, to the sounds of his only child being murdered, powerless to intervene as the killer utters two chilling words. ‘Beautiful skin…’
Most men’s thoughts would turn to vengeance but Pia’s father is far more resourceful than most. And he is not the reserved businessman his daughter always believed him to be, but Franco, a notorious London drug lord who will call in all his debts to find his daughter’s killer. Including the one owed to him by DI Tom Bevans.
I didn’t read the first book The Last Winter Of Dani Lancing, so it was genuinely at first hard to work out what had happened to Dani.
Dani died twenty-years ago. Tom a policeman had known Dani since he was a child and they started school together, then went to the same secondary school and Tom had fallen in love with Dani. Tom is haunted by grief over Dani’s death and sees her ghost everywhere, maybe he was going a bit crazy as he talks to Dani all the time.
With the three killing of young women Tom leads the police operation Ares which the three cases seems fizzle out without finding the killer .
It makes your heart burn with such a waste of life and such a vile act that someone is killing young women.