Madeline Kramer has come far since losing her parents aged nine. Raised by her grandmother, she has a flourishing career at a top City law firm and a tight-knit group of friends. But when a colleague and former classmate of hers is found shot dead in a meeting room, her chest inscribed with Contract, Maddy’s ordered life is turned upside down.
It soon becomes clear that the killer is targeting former students at Maddy’s old law college, killing them according to a pattern corresponding with the legal syllabus, and in carefully chosen locations. More disconcerting are riddles sent by the killer to the investigating officer, DCI Jake Carver, claiming to offer clues as to the next victim and location.
It's a race against time as the bodies stack up and Maddy must deal with personal loss, unscramble complex riddles, and put her own life, and the lives of others, on the line. The action crescendos to a thrilling conclusion and a final twist.
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The Scribe is a strong debut and I loved it. There were times when I felt so tense that my heart was thudding!!