Seventeen years ago, three
women were killed, their bodies dumped in the wasteland of the Los Angeles
River. The serial killer was never found, and the case was mysteriously closed.
Now, all these years later, Detective Alex Delillo reopens the River Killer case
to help solve her own brother’s murder.
Alex never knew she had a
brother until she went to identify his body. He was found next to the river
near Griffith Park, a single gunshot wound in his head. LAPD is calling it
suicide, but when Alex reconstructs her brother’s final hours she stumbles
across his research on an old LAPD case—the River Killings. The prime suspect
was none other than their own father.
As Alex gets closer to the
truth, her father’s past comes into focus, and alarming flashbacks from her
childhood start to plague her. A journeyman actor who disappeared when she was
a child, he had a history of violence against women, but was he capable of
murder? Meanwhile, the schizophrenic son of the killer’s third victim is out
for his own revenge, and someone in the shadows is stalking Alex’s every move
and leaving a body count. In a chilling turn, Alex finds that the truth is as
murky and as empty as the L.A. River itself.
Replete with a labyrinth-like
plot, feverish suspense, and the simmering setting that is Los Angeles, Frost
proves he can rival the best popular suspense authors in this, his second outing
in a promising new series. Download and start listening now!