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By Luke Delaney

Detective Inspector Sean Corrigan isn't really like different detectives. An unthinkable adolescence left him with a fierce selection to guard the blameless. however it additionally marked him with a capability to spot the darkness in others--a darkness he acknowledges nonetheless exists deep inside himself.

When a tender guy is located brutally murdered, Corrigan, liable for South London's homicide research staff, takes the case. yet what first seems to be an easy family homicide in a short time leads Corrigan to numerous different sufferers and the main risky killer he's ever encountered. The wrongdoer adjustments his modus operandi with each one crime and leaves at the back of no longer a shred of usable forensic facts. nonetheless, Corrigan is aware past a doubt that a similar guy is at the back of every one of those deaths, and he quickly reveals himself in a deadly online game of cat and mouse with a killer who moves a ways too just about domestic.

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Er schaute hinüber zu einer Vase voll verblühter Blumen, die die Köpfe hängen ließen. Ein Mitarbeiter der Spurensicherung hatte sich gerade darübergebeugt und suchte nach Fingerabdrücken. Der Pfarrer schluckte. « Er musterte Lee. Er wollte wohl sehen, wie der seine Erklärungen aufnahm. Offenbar versuchte Flaherty, seine Unschuld zu beweisen, was allerdings nicht zwingend bedeutete, dass er auch etwas zu verbergen hatte. Lee wusste, dass auch völlig Unschuldige manchmal in Gegenwart der Polizei nervös wurden.

Lee dachte daran, wie die letzten Momente im Leben der jungen Frau abgelaufen sein mussten: Eine Kraft von fünf Kilogramm auf der Kehle führte innerhalb von dreißig Sekunden zur Bewusstlosigkeit und etwa dreizehneinhalb Kilo über vier bis fünf Minuten zum Tod. Ihre Lippen waren blau angelaufen, ebenso wie die porzellangleichen Wangen. Wenigstens hat er ihr Gesicht nicht zerstört. Lee hatte schon oft darüber nachgedacht, wie merkwürdig es war, dass Strangulierte manchmal so friedlich wirkten, als wären alles Leid und aller Schmerz dieser Welt für immer von ihnen abgefallen.

Gut, Ralph«, sagte Butts. »Ich will Sie hier nicht lange festhalten. Fällt Ihnen irgendjemand ein, der Marie etwas hätte antun wollen? « �Also, sie war sehr nett und vertrauensselig. Ich wüsste niemanden, der sie nicht mochte. « Ralph rutschte auf seinem Stuhl nach vorn. »Eine Sache war da …« �Ja? « �Na ja, ich hatte das Gefühl, sie würde sich mit jemandem treffen – mit einem anderen, meine ich. « �Okay. « Ralph sah auf seine Finger, die fest ineinander verschlungen in seinem Schoß lagen. »Nein.

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