Cold Heart – Stephen Edger
Detective Inspector Kate Matthews is back again in another installment of this great British mystery series!
This time she and partner D.C. Samir Patel are called upon to investigate the disappearance of Daisy Emerson, a 15-year-old student who has seemingly vanished while walking home from a friend’s house. At the novels start, they are 7 days into the search and have no leads.
While at Daisy’s high school, investigating faculty and an instructor with a past blemish on his record, a school employee comes rushing in to them because he thinks he’s found a body. When Kate and Patel gain entrance, they find a ‘murder room’ and a severed ankle. However, forensics will prove that the ankle does not belong to the missing Daisy.
A mysterious package is delivered to the police station. In it, detective’s find a human heart, with a note that says, ‘I’m sorry’.
As the investigation heats up, the team re-visits the scene of Daisy’s last sighting, and accidently uncover a second murder scene. And a second heart is delivered, this time to Kate, with a second note expressing remorse.
As the dead are identified, and links to them are discovered, three people come under suspicion of murder…but where is Daisy, is she still alive? And what has happened to her?
This novel will keep you guessing until the end…and you’ll guess wrong! I couldn’t put this book down! I can’t wait to read the remainder of the Kate Matthews series!!