Due to be published (Kindle, Audio and Paperback) February 2021
Category: Police Procedural, Crime Fiction, Psychological, Book Review
Elspeth, Meggy and Xavier are locked in a flat. They don’t know where they are, and they don’t know why they’re there. They only know that the shadow man has taken them, and he won’t let them go.
Desperate to escape, the three of them must find a way out of their living hell, even if it means uncovering a very dark truth.
Because the shadow man isn’t a nightmare. He’s all too real.
The Shadow Man is a collector of people, an abductor, watching his victims and planning while learning their routines, until it’s time to make his move. In the opening sequence his plan goes fatally wrong causing him to be careless with his next victim.
Forensic psychologist Dr Connie Woolwine and Detective Inspector Brodie Baarda from Met Ops are assisting the Police Scotland, Edinburgh based division, after the disappearance of prominent businessman’s wife. The investigation into Elspeth Dunwoody’s disappearance leads Connie and Baarda to link their case to further abductions that follow no pattern. And why have there been no ransom demands?
There are no obvious connections between Elspeth, Meggy and Xavier but they are all imprisoned together and have no idea why they are prisoners or what fate awaits them. The Shadow Man has a twisted agenda…and a twisted mind, as we find out while following his thought processes as to why he chooses his victims. Terrifyingly irrational, he suffers from a little known condition which makes him unpredictable, gross and at the same time pitiful.
She gazed at him through the soreness of dehydrated, tear blanched eyes. Scrawny, with sallow skin that would reject sunlight and sunken eyes sat atop twin brown half moons of insomnia and malnutrition, his hands shook as he wondered around, picking up one object and setting down another, murmuring to himself constantly.
‘Didn’t get shoes,’ he said, slapping his own face hard.