She disappeared fifteen years ago. Frank Elder never stopped looking.
Long after Susan Blacklock's disappearance, Detective Inspector Frank Elder has taken early retirement, but the case still plagues his mind – one failure he can never fix.
The prime suspects were jailed for another murder. Now, one of them is on parole – until he vanishes too.
And then the postcards start arriving. Postcards from the killer. Postcards of Elder's daughter...
using no device flashier than detailed characterisation, finely-crafted writing and gentle humour to build his story, Harvey grabs your interest and holds it.
his[Harvey's] unpredictable mixture of tenderness and cruelty is frightenly well delineated, reinforcing the well-plotted suspense of a book with a depth few works of crime fiction attain
Flesh and Blood is a terrific comeback, restoring Harvey to the very top echelons of British crime writing what takes Flesh and Blood into the highest league are Harvey's exquisite writing and utterly convincing characters.
Harvey elevates the serial killer novel a few notches, adding a brain and a heart.