‘You turn the pages as if your very life depends on it’ – Daily Mail Destroyed by fire years ago, the infamous Philadelphia State Hospital was known as a warehouse for the criminally insane.
But one man never left.
By night Luther walks Philadelphia’s backstreets; by day he roams the catacombs beneath the city. Luther is everywhere and nowhere; he’s is in your dreams – and your nightmares.
Then Detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano are called to a bizarre murder scene: a man has been killed by a railroad spike driven into his head. But this is just the beginning of a trail of evil that will lead Byrne and Balzano back to the hospital, to a missing girl and to a horror they could never have imagined . . .
Praise for Richard Montanari
‘A relentlessly suspenseful, soul-chilling thriller that hooks you instantly’
‘The author’s elegiac tone takes the curse off this blood-drenched thriller . . . Gripping‘ New York Times (the 10 best crime novels of 2016)
‘A master storyteller’
‘Taut, propulsive and darkly gripping, Montanari is a master of suspense’
‘A specialist in serial killer tales . . . a wonderfully evocative writer’ Publishers Weekly
Amazon readers love Richard Montanari ***** ‘One of the best detective stories I have ever read’
***** ‘If you haven’t read these books yet…. START READING THEM!’
***** ‘Great plot and incredible pace. A real page turner’
***** ‘I couldn’t put it down – utterly absorbing and compelling!!’
***** ‘The last 20 pages had me biting my nails and sitting on the edge of my chair!’
***** ‘Absolutely brilliant – almost impossible to put down’
***** ‘Every once and while I read a classic which I’ll NEVER forget.This is a book I’ll never forget’
***** ‘This is a chillingly good read with a fast-paced storyline full of twists and turns’
***** ‘From start to finish, you never want to stop! You have to know what happened!’
***** ‘An outstanding tale with as many twists as a game of snakes and ladders’
***** ‘One of the best crime/thriller writers’
***** ‘Richard Montanari never lets you down. The ending is always a surprise’