Police officer Tom Bevans is nicknamed the Sad Man by his colleagues. As a Family Liaison Officer he is always the bearer of bad news - it is his job to tell the friends and family of victims the fate of their loved ones. But Tom is weighted down by crimes both old and new - haunted by the death of his best friend Dani, whose murder has never been solved.
When a rare opportunity emerges for Tom to take the lead in a horrific murder investigation, he is determined to get justice for the victim. A young girl has been found in her own home, cut so badly - and so carefully - that she has bled to death, leaving a deliberate pool of blood in the shape of angel wings....
Police officer Tom Bevans, also known as 'The Sad Man', is a Family Liaison Officer (FLO). He delivers tragic news to families of murder or accident victims. Tom suffers with these people as he knows well enough what it means to lose a loved one. Dani Lancing, a girl he loved all his life has been the victim of a yet unsolved murder. He is still in love with her and continuously hears her voice echoing in his mind. He talks to her as if she is still alive.
After twelve years as FLO, Tom wants to advance in his career. An opportunity arises when a horrible murder takes place and the current DI is out on sick. He is temporarily appointed Acting DI to solve this murder.
The body of a young woman is found in an art gallery. The killer is very meticulous. The victim's blood is artistically displayed in the shape of angel wings. Tom soon realises that this will not be an easy case to solve. Being his first case, will he succeed in putting this killer behind bars?
At one point the story took a turn I found somewhat strange and was about to lose interest, however soon after that an unexpected twist rekindled my full attention and kept me hooked till the end.
This was a really well written book and I was impressed with the author's ability to write a complete and interesting murder account together with background information and believable characters in just over 100 pages. Well Done !!