Our Lady of Pain
4 out of 5
Second book in the series, but I don't think that matters since this book holds it's own with very little flashback to book one.
On a cold and snowy morning, Rachel Tenison decided to take an early morning run through a London park, taking a break she hears something behind her and a voice calling her name. Thus begins the investigation into her nude and bound body, found in a prayer like position with a copy of a poem in her mouth; and a whole cast of characters under suspicion.
Mark Tartaglia and Samantha Donovan are put on the case and what develops is a twisted ride into the life of a naughty woman with quite a past of deceit and manipulation. Unfortunately, this isn't a singular episode and the past does come back home to roost.
Is it a copycat killer or do the two women have a secret in common?
Very good book - not too heavy and a little predictable at the end, but Forbes takes you on a nice adventure that has you engaged until the end.