This is the third book in Callow’s series featuring lawyer, Kate Lange. Readers first met her in the titles: Damaged and Indefensible; but if you have not read these previous novels, this will perhaps hinder you a bit even though the story is amazingly suspenseful and will definitely hold your interest until the very last page.
On the outskirts of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a murder victim is discovered in a bog. Extremely difficult to come up with an actual identity for the corpse, the law turns to other identifiers – including an odd tattoo that is found on the dead woman’s skin. It is this piece of information that leads police to local tattoo artist, Kenzie Sloane, where they find an even bigger surprise. Not only does the artist remember the victim, but they also share the exact same tattoo…not to mention a very dark secret.
Kate Lange does have a slight history with the tattoo artist. In fact, she was a former friend of Kate’s now deceased sister, Imogen. So it is no surprise that Kenzie turns to Kate for help when she ends up arrested for the murder of the young woman found in the peat bogs. Willing to help Kenzie with her situation, Kate also finds herself stuck in a very strange situation. You see, Kate is STILL searching for clues as to why and who murdered her own sister. And it does seem more than a little strange that Kenzie is nowfacing a murder charge only a short time after Imogen met with death.
Someone is out there in Halifax who knows all about the past and the very tantalizing story of the matching tattoos. Not only is this ‘someone’ watching very carefully to see what Kenzie will reveal, but they are also truly obsessed with the tattoo artist who will soon be fighting for her life.
This is a very well-written book, but it certainly would be a good idea for all readers to delve into the first two in order to have all the facts that are not given in this particular novel. Enjoy!
Until Next Time, Everybody,