The cobbled lanes and back streets of St Andrews have become home to a vicious serial killer.
Striking during heavy rain and choosing only victims who abuse women, ‘The Stabber’ has police baffled. After the sixth man is found murdered, having been stabbed to death through his left eye, DCI Andy Gilchrist is at his wit’s end. Struggling against his self-serving and autocratic boss, Gilchrist is left furious when he is taken off the case at a crucial point. Driven by his fear of failure, and desperate to redeem his career and his reputation, Gilchrist vows to catch The Stabber alone.
Digging deeper into the world of a psychopath, Gilchrist fears he is up against a serial killer on the verge of mental collapse. Can Gilchrist unravel the warped mind of the murderer and stop him before the next victim is slain? With reckless resolve, Gilchrist risks it all in a heart-stopping race to catch The Stabber, knowing that any mistake could be his last.
Praise for T.F. Muir:
‘Everything I look for in a crime novel‘ Louise Welsh
‘Rebus did it for Edinburgh. Laidlaw did it for Glasgow. Gilchrist might just be the bloke to put St Andrews on the crime fiction map‘ Daily Record
‘Gripping and grisly, with plenty of twists and turns that race along with black humour’ Craig Robertson
‘Gilchrist is intriguing, bleak and vulnerable… if I were living in St Andrews I’d sleep with the lights on‘ Anna Smith