Baker & Taylor Struggling to recover from a disciplinary action while searching for clues about the rape of a woman who was left in the freezing cold outside a Leek nightclub, Detective Inspector Joanna Piercy finds the investigation complicated by the victim's unsubstantiated allegations in a prior case. By the author of Frozen Charlotte.
Lightning Source, Inc. Ebooks Staffordshire DI Joanna Piercy is on the hunt for a nightclub-going sexual predator in this gritty British mystery that “doesn’t settle for easy answers” (Publishers Weekly).
With her wedding day approaching, Detective Inspector Joanna Piercy doesn’t need the stress of a disciplinary hearing—or the disapproval of her soon-to-be in-laws. She’d welcome nearly any distraction from her complicated life. But she takes no joy in the grim realities of her current case.
On a snowy December morning, fourteen-year-old Kayleigh Harrison is found outside Patches nightclub in Leek. Nearly naked and half dead from the cold, she says she has been raped. As Joanna investigates, she uncovers Kayleigh’s history of unsubstantiated allegations against her stepfather. But there are possible links to a similar rape case six months previously. And when another underage girl disappears from the same nightclub, the disturbing pattern of a predator begins to emerge. A DI Joanna Piercy mystery - On a snowy December morning, a young woman is found outside Patches nightclub in Leek. Half dead from the cold, she says she has been raped. As Detective Inspector Joanna Piercy, fresh from a disciplinary action, investigates, she learns that Kayleigh Harrison has made unsubstantiated allegations before against her stepfather. But there are possible links to a similar rape case six months previously . . . Is there a real case to investigate or not? Kayleigh holds the key, but how much of her story can be trusted?