Review: This is the second in James Hayman's mystery series set in Portland, Maine and environs. Detective Sergeant McCabe, a transplant from the NYPD following an ugly, unexpected, divorce, and Maine native Detective Maggie Savage, are the continuing protagonists--investigators for the Crimes Against Persons Division of the Portland Police Department, who seemingly never sleep.
I raced through this novel in two rapid sittings, totally engrossed. The killer sought is one very perverted Individual, and I couldn't have guessed in advance the identity. That made the denouement all the more powerful.
Author Hayman weighs in strongly on certain vulnerable topics--childhood abuse, mental disorders, and criminal perversions. His characters are realistic and draw the reader's empathy.