I have some news. Love You To Death, the first in my Ruby Preston series has been rebranded in line with book two, Sleep Tight. I love the way it encapsulates London, the gritty backdrop where this serial killer thriller is based. The title is keeping with the story too, as it explores some of the old-fashioned mourning traditions originating from the Victorian era. Perhaps you will recognise some of them, or maybe you’ll be too busy trying to keep one step ahead of Lucy, a killer who just wants to be loved…
Here is the blurb:
‘I’m not your mother. You’re a monster. I don’t want you’
Women who gave their children up at for adoption are being killed. A knock at their front door begins a nightmare from which they will never wake up.
She calls herself Lucy. Balancing on a tightrope between madness and obsession, she hunts for the perfect mother, after being given up for adoption twenty years before. But if at first you don’t succeed …
For Detective Sergeant Ruby Preston and her team, it is a race against time to connect the dots before the killer can strike again. But when Ruby receives a sinister email, the case takes a terrifying personal twist.
Could the clues to the identity of the killer lie in Ruby’s own past?
Who can she trust with her secrets?
And could Ruby be next?
DS Ruby Preston
Brought up on the streets of London, Ruby’s dark past provides her with an understanding of the offenders she deals with, recognising motives which would normally go unseen. With the heart of a lion, she sets out to bring quick justice to those foolish enough to offend on her patch. But her job is compromised by her associations, and she constantly battles to keep work and her personal life apart. In this latest case, Ruby finds herself risking the job she sacrificed everything to keep.
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