"..a well-paced thriller with crackling dialogue."
Fiona Henderson, the daughter of the victim who'd descended into a world of silence following her mother's murder, has gone missing. Her sister Annabelle scours the city in a desperate attempt to find her. Then the body of a homeless person is found among the rubbish in a deserted alleyway.
As DIs Wheeler and Ross investigate, more suspicious deaths occur and a pattern emerges: the victims are all homeless. And so the police are pitched against a killer who is hell-bent on a mission to rid the streets of the vulnerable and the dispossessed.
Wheeler and Ross descend further into Glasgow's netherworld, their investigation reveals not only a flawed support system for the disaffected, but a criminal class ruthlessly willing to exploit them. This is a city of double standards, where morality is bought and sold, but it's when the killer begins stalking Wheeler, that she and Ross release the threat is now personal.