Is a killer born…. or created?
A missing child.
A killer on the loose.
A past that refuses to die.
When a six-year-old boy disappears from a local fair, every parent’s worst nightmare is about to come true.
And for Detective Inspector Nicki Hardcastle, twenty-two years after her own nightmare began, the past she thought was buried starts catching up with her – and fast.
Leading the hunt for the missing child, Nicki soon finds the chase takes on a personal twist, with her own memories haunting her every move.
With time set against them, and a killer following his own chilling agenda, can Nicki and her team stop history from repeating itself?
Only time will tell.
But it’s time they don’t have.
Guilt had me hooked, the suspense, the uncertainty, the twists! It is an absolutely heartwrenching story that kept me captivated and wanting to read on.
The theme of guilt from different perspectives and how this affects the thoughts and actions of the characters throughout their lives both personally and professionally was a brilliant concept. It builds empathy and understanding both with the reader for the characters and between the characters themselves.
I enjoyed the many twists, the slow and well-played-out reveal of how certain characters were linked and why. Also, how important it can be to not overlook the somewhat ‘insignificant’ things, such as DS Fox’s investigations and the little old lady next door!
The characters are excellently presented, Nicki Hardcastle was easy to relate to and understand. I’m intrigued to learn more about her past, both decades ago and more recently, later in the series.
And what a cliffhanger ending! Amazing! Can’t wait for book two!
Michelle Kidd is a self-published author best known for the Detective Inspector Jack MacIntosh series of novels set in London. She has also recently begun a new series which is set in her home town of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk – starring Detective Inspector Nicki Hardcastle.
Michelle qualified as a lawyer in the early 1990s and spent the best part of ten years practising civil and criminal litigation.
But the dream to write books was never far from her mind and in 2008 she began writing the manuscript that would become the first DI Jack MacIntosh novel – The Phoenix Project. The book took eighteen months to write, but spent the next eight years gathering dust underneath the bed.
In 2018 Michelle self-published The Phoenix Project and has not looked back since. There are currently four DI Jack MacIntosh novels, with a fifth in progress, and the first DI Nicki Hardcastle novel is due for release in August 2021.
Michelle now works full time for the NHS and lives in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. She enjoys reading, wine and cats – not necessarily in that order.
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