The gritty new standalone crime novel from the No. 1 bestselling
author of Shatter the Bones and Dark Blood Detective Constable Ash
Henderson has a dark secret! Five years ago his daughter, Rebecca,
went missing on the eve of her thirteenth birthday. A year later
the first card arrived: homemade, with a Polaroid picture stuck to
the front -- Rebecca, strapped to a chair, gagged and terrified.
Every year another card: each one worse than the last. The tabloids
call him The Birthday Boy. He''s been snatching girls for twelve
years, always in the run-up to their thirteenth birthday, sending
the families his homemade cards showing their daughters being
slowly tortured to death. But Ash hasn''t told anyone about
Rebecca''s birthday cards -- they all think she''s just run away
from home -- because if anyone finds out, he''ll be taken off the
investigation. And he''s sacrificed too much to give up before his
daughter''s killer gets what he deserves!