Gone in Seconds is the first in a new forensic crime series set in the Midlands, starring forensic psychologist Dr Kate Hanson of the Unsolved Crime Unit.
The case of missing teenager Molly James is reopened when a skeleton is found. Kate’s psychological insight leads to a search of the area and a second, more recent, set of remains is discovered. Could they have a ‘repeater’ on their hands? Gone in Seconds is a slow read at first, introducing characters and setting the scene for the series, but once the investigation gets moving it’s hard to put down. A. J. Cross is determined to bring realism to her novel, distancing it from Hollywood style serial killer fiction, and it is all the more powerful for that.