DI Sally Parker has a serial killer on her patch. One thing that sets this killer apart from the others she's hunted before: his willingness to leave DNA at each of the crime scenes. It's up to Sally and her partner DS Jack Blackman to find out why before the body count rises to double figures.
While Sally is engrossed in the investigation, her ex-husband, Darryl, pays a surprise visit to her new home. His actions not only threaten Sally's new-found confidence, but they also force the DCI to give Sally an ultimatum concerning the case.
Can Sally overcome all the obstacles fate has placed in her path and arrest the brazen killer?
Mel Comley never disappoints. Each time she publishes a new book I think and say to myself that it's her best to date. This time round I have to shout it to the world... Wrong Place is definitely Mel Comley's best book ever!
With Wrong Place, Mel starts a new crime thriller series featuring a DI that is as strong-headed, astute and likeable as Lorne Warner in her Justice series is.
Sally Parker is a Detective Inspector in Norfolk Constabulary. She has just separated from her abusive husband Darryl. With no chance to settle in her new flat, Sally is alerted to a murder scene. She goes to investigate with her partner DS Jack Blackman.
The naked body of a young woman is found in a local cemetery. What is unusual in this case is that the murderer has left plenty of DNA evidence on the scene for the police to find and examine. How come? Was the killer disturbed by someone and had to leave the site in haste leaving behind valuable evidence? Could this just be a careless killer? Mmm...Sally is not convinced.
When more victims displaying similar DNA evidence are found, Sally is certain that she has a serial killer on the loose and is desperate to catch him. Who is killing these women? Why? How many women have to die before he is apprehended? Why is the murderer 'helping' the police? What message is he trying to convey to the police in doing so?
With gruesome murder scenes, strong likeable characters and a very unusual motive uncovered at the end of the book, Wrong Place kept me interested and glued to my kindle swiping one page after the other. I really enjoyed this book and I'm sure all other readers will enjoy it too and warm to Sally Parker as much as I did.