You committed the perfect crime. But someone knows the truth.

You followed the trial obsessively.

You know he’s guilty and can’t believe he got away with it.

But someone is determined to see justice done.

Rain Winter left journalism behind to focus on her baby daughter. But when a man acquitted for murder is killed, in the same way as his suspected victims, Rain sees a pattern emerging between a series of cold cases.

Meticulous and untraceable, this killer strikes in the dead of the night, making sure that the guilty are suitably punished for their crimes.

As Rain’s investigation deepens, she must face up to dark secrets in her own past and the realisation that the killer may be closer than she thinks…


This is one of those books it’s difficult to review without giving away spoilers so it may be a very short review. The writing is great, having read a couple of books previously by Lisa Unger her fans will not be disappointed. There are a number of things covered in the book like revenge, eye for an eye, justice, and good vs evil.

The story is written from two points of view in the past and in the present. When she was twelve years old Rain had narrowly escaped being abducted on her way to a friends house, but her best friends, Tess and Hank weren’t as lucky. Tess never returned home, and Hank was held in captivity, before managing to escape. Their abductor was sent to prison, but years later was released. He was then killed by someone else in cold blood.

Years later Rain is living the perfect life, she has buried her childhood memories deep. She was a Journalist but has taken time out as a stay at home mum. But then another murderer who had escaped justice is found murdered. Rain sees similarities to the murder of her friends’ abductor, and finds herself drawn in to the case.

Who is committing these murders? Is it a vigilante? Is it someone with a personal grudge? Is it a revenge killing? Who could be next?

This is a well written thriller that will have you sitting on the edge of your seat, it is dark, edgy, and a compelling read. It’s one of those books once you’ve started it you will not want to put it down. Get ready for the ride.

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars thank you to Edelweiss+ and HQ publishers for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest, fair unbiased review.


Lisa Unger is the New York Times and internationally bestselling, award winning author of 16 novels. Her books are published in 26 languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. Lisa Unger lives in the Tampa Bay Area of Florida with her husband, daughter and labradoodle.

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