Listen to the Shadows
A NovelBook - 2001
In the tradition of novels by Elizabeth George and Minette Walters, Listen to the Shadows is an edgy and atmospheric psychological thriller about a woman who becomes both the hunter and the target of a clever killer.
Underneath the shadow of an antique waterwheel in a city park, Suzanne Milner discovers the body of a young woman. The case is assigned to Detective Inspector Steve McCarthy, a tenacious cop who is determined to solve the crime. Suzanne is reluctantly pulled into the mystery of the young woman's life and death. Yet her understanding of events may be impaired by her struggle to overcome demons from her past. DI McCarthy's routine questioning of Suzanne leaves him with no clear answers, and as he tries to overcome her maddening evasions, he finds himself more and more drawn to her.
McCarthy's leads are taking him around blind corners to dead ends when another body is found in the same location and bearing an eerie resemblance to the first. Then the investigation kicks into high gear. What had seemed a crime with no leads and few connections reveals itself instead to be part of a twisted web of need and desire, in which Suzanne's best intentions could become her ultimate undoing.