When a duck hunter is shot dead in rural Victoria, the killer leaves a clue that the crime is linked to a cold case—the long-ago mysterious deaths of two young women in a car crash. Then a horse trainer is killed and another clue is found. Melbourne Cold Case Detective Rachael Schlank is pulled into the task force investigating the crimes … along with a former colleague, whose dangerous temper has already made an impact on her life.
With more victims appearing and an eye-for-an-eye vigilante killer on the loose, Rachael knows she has to unravel the killer’s secret motive in order to crack the case wide open. Before it’s over, she also comes to understand that morality, legality and the truth are not always aligned. And that she may have to risk everything to solve the case.
The past is never over. She will make sure of it.
S.D. Rowell is an Australian crime mystery author, who was born in Adelaide, South Australia. A graduate of the University of South Australia and Flinders University, the author is interested in the interplay between culture, morality and truth, which is explored within the fabric of his writing. His first novel is "The Echo of Others".