Montanari, Richard,

Shutter man / Richard Montanari. - 412 pages ; 24 cm - Jessica Balzano and Kevin Byrne ; [9] . - Montanari, Richard. Jessica Balzano and Kevin Byrne ; 9. .

Detective Kevin Byrne is assigned to a series of bizarre home invasion cases with his old partner, Assistant District Attorney Jessica Balzano. They find themselves revisiting a crime from Bryne's past, something he witnessed as a child, and now that could make him the next target on a serial killers list.

In Philadelphia's most dangerous neighbourhood, Detective Kevin Byrne confronts his most frightening - and personal - case yet, alongside the new Assistant District Attorney: his former partner Jessica Balsano. The Farren family has been a plague upon Philadelphia's most dangerous neighbourhood, the Devil's Pocket, for generations. There, row after row of tumbledown houses hid dark secrets - none darker than Billy, youngest of the Farrens. Afflicted by a syndrome that means he can't recognise faces, Billy must use photographs to identify his family - and his victims. And when their lives have bled away, he takes a final, gruesome picture for his wall. But what is the meaning of the horrific ritual Billy enacts with every murder - and is there any connection to a childhood event Detective Kevin Byrne has buried so well it's hidden even from Jessica Balzano?



Serial murders--Fiction.

Philadelphia (Pa.)--Fiction.

Thrillers (Fiction)
Detective and mystery fiction.