Two detectives find themselves confronting three decades of perversion, corruption and murder in a case that stretches from the streets of Sheffield to the corridors of power.
When is a life worth less than the truth?
2012. Melinda has been missing for weeks. The police would normally be all over it, but Melinda is a prostitute. Women in that line of work change addresses like they change lipstick. She probably just moved on.
Staci is determined not to let Melinda become just another statistic added to the long list of girls who've gone missing over the years. Staci is also a prostitute – although not for much longer if DI Reece Geary has anything to do with it. Reece will do anything to win Staci's love. If that means putting his job on the line by launching an unofficial investigation, then so be it.
DI Jim Monahan is driven by his own dangerous obsession. He's on the trail of a psychopath hiding behind a facade of respectability. Jim's investigation has already taken him down a rabbit hole of corruption and depravity. He's about to discover that the hole goes deeper still. Much, much deeper...
Praise for Ben Cheetham:
'Fast-moving action and lots of twists' The Times.
'Raw, disturbing and utterly compelling' CrimeSquad.
'More than a few unexpected twists' Grab This Book.
'Cheetham doesn't just dip a toe in the waters, he submerges the reader entirely' Nudge Book Magazine.