The Photographer by Craig Robertson
9781471165320 Simon and Schuster
Craig Robertson's Narey and Winter series goes from strength to strength, and this latest instalment is the most compelling. Brace yourself to be horrified and hooked' Eva DolanThe sergeant took some from each box and spread them around the floor so they could all see. Dozens upon dozens of them.
DI Rachel Narey's guess was that there were a few hundred in all. Photographs.Many of them were in crowd scenes, some just sitting on a park bench or walking a dog or waiting for a bus or working in shops. They seemed to have no idea they'd been photographed.
A dawn raid on the home of a suspected rapist leads to a chilling discovery, a disturbing collection hidden under floorboards. Narey is terrified at the potential scale of what they've found and of what brutalities it may signal. When the photographs are ruled inadmissible as evidence and the man walks free from court, Narey knows she's let down the victim she'd promised to protect and a monster is back on the streets.
Tony Winter's young family is under threat from internet trolls and he is determined to protect them whatever the cost. He and Narey are in a race against time to find the unknown victims of the photographer's lens - before he strikes again. Praise for Craig Robertson:'I can't recommend this book highly enough' Martina Cole'Fantastic characterisation, great plotting, page-turning and gripping.