The Killer on the Wall Emma Kavanagh
The population of a tight knit town on the Scottish borders is left terrified when three bodies are found propped against Hadrian’s Wall.
Over the next two weeks more bodies are found and then Heath McGowan is found and arrested by Sergeant Eric Bell.
Twenty years later the young girl, 15-year-old Isla Bell, who found the first bodies is now a Criminal Psychologist.
For twenty year’s the sleepy town of Briganton has tried its best to get over its notoriety, bus-loads of tourists still visit the site where the bodies were found, and the occasional documentary team arrive to record a program.
Dr Isla is carrying out a study into Serial Killers using MRI technology to measure their brain functions. At last she has the chance to interview and examine McGowan, The Wall Killer.
And that’s is when the murders start again.
Sergeant Eric Bell, now celebrity cop Superintendent Eric Bell, takes charge of the new investigation but seems to be frustratingly stubborn in his opinions and ways.
Detective Constable Mina Arian, a recent transferee from the Met, doubts Bell and begins to investigate both series of killings. Is the right person in prison, did he have an accomplice, or is there really a copy-cat killer on the rampage.
This story is told via the eyes of three main protagonists.
Isla, the girl that finds the first bodies, and is now the insecure Criminal Psychologist, who is afraid of the dark, and her own shadow at times.
Ramsey, Isla’s husband who was a survivor of the first attack when the tree bodies were left against the wall.
Mina the Detective Constable that was born in Iraq bit moved to London with her family when she was 4. The woman that is badgered by her mother, the cop that thinks everybody else is looking in the wrong direction.
Each of these main protagonists have a great story. All of them are conflicted in themselves, but seem to be spiralling around a conclusion they don’t want to recognise.
This is a great story.
A psychological thriller that kept me reading from the first page right up to the end.
A story that managed to surprise me in the last couple of chapters.
A story that left me wanting another instalment.
Summer holidays are coming, and people are going to be looking for a poolside book. Don’t wait, get it now. You won’t be disappointed.
Published by: Arrow