A propulsive debut suspense novel, filled with secrets, nerve-jangling tension, perplexing mystery, and cold-blooded murder, in which a police officer on the hunt for a macabre serial killer is brutally attacked, and only his partner knows the truth about what happenedA??and who did it.
After months of hunting a cold-blooded murderer that the press has dubbed the Thorn Killer, Detective Greg Carver is shot in his own home. His trusted partner, Ruth Lake, is alone with him. Yet instead of calling for help, sheA??s rearranged the crime scene and wiped the room clean of prints.
But Carver isnA??t dead.
Awakening in the hospital, Carver has no memory of being shot, but is certain that his assailant is the Thorn Killer. Though thereA??s no evidence to support his claim, Carver insists the attack is retaliation, an attempt to scare the detective off the psychopathA??s scent, because heA??s getting too close. Trapped in a hospital bed and still very weak, CarverA??s obsession grows. HeA??s desperate to get back to work and finally nail the bastard, before more innocent blood is spilled.
One person knows the truth and sheA??s not telling. SheA??s also now leading the Thorn Killer investigation while Carver recuperates. It doesnA??t matter that Carver and the rest of the force are counting on her, and that more victimsA?? lives at stake. Ruth is keeping a deadly secret, and sheA??ll cross every lineA??sacrificing her colleagues, her career, and maybe even her own lifeA??to keep it from surfacing.
Utterly engrossing and filled with masterfully crafted surprises, Splinter in the Blood is a propulsive roller-coaster ride, filled with deception, nerve-jangling tension, perplexing mystery, and cold-blooded murder.