Killing the Shadows by Val McDermid

A killer is on the loose, blurring the
line between fact and fiction. His prey―the writers of crime novels who
have turned psychological profilers into the heroes of the nineties. But this
killer is like no other. His bloodlust shatters all the conventional wisdom
surrounding the motives and mechanics of how serial killers operate. And for
one woman, the desperate hunt to uncover his identity becomes a matter of
life and death.Professor Fiona Cameron is an academic psychologist who uses
computer technology to help police forces track serial offenders. She used to
help the Met, but vowed never to work for them again when they went against
her advice and badly screwed up an investigation as a consequence. Still
smarting from the experience, she’s working a case in Toledo when her lover,
thriller writer Kit Martin, tells her a fellow crime novelist has been
murdered. It’s not her case, but Fiona can’t help taking an interest.Which is
just as well, because before too long the killer strikes again. And again.
And Fiona is caught up in a race against time, not only to save a life, but
to bring herself redemption, both personal and professional.Rich in
atmosphere, Killing the Shadows uses the backdrops of city and country to
create an air of threatening menace, culminating in a tense confrontation
between hunter and hunted, a confrontation that can have only one outcome.

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Dimensions 110 × 35 × 177 mm
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