Dave Lewis is a man with a history. Haunted by his brother's murder when they were children, and scarred by his parents' grief, he's built a bitter life denying everything they ever stood for. He spends his time working as a magician, running a cynical magazine that derides his parents' New Age beliefs, and drowning his sorrows over his lost love, Tori. He's trying to convince himself the past is the past. A promise he made to Tori has got him into trouble before, and Dave's determined to move on and not let that happen again. Detective Sam Currie is a man with a past. His failure to prevent his son's death has ended his marriage and cast a shadow over his life and career. He's directed his hatred towards the one man he sees as responsible, but he has other priorities right now. A killer is stalking the city, abducting girls and sending texts and emails to their families before he kills them. When Dave Lewis appears to connect both investigations, it's an opportunity Currie can't resist. And somewhere in the city, there's a man with no history and no past: a murderer who has been successfully rewriting his memories to fit his own ends.The ghosts of forgotten killings are catching up with him now, but he has a plan.
The pieces are already falling into place, and Dave Lewis is one of them. When it looks like Tori has gone missing, Dave is forced to face up to his responsibilities towards the past and to question everything he thinks is true. Because if he can't, the girl he loves might not have any kind of future at all.
Steve Mosby lives and works in Leeds. He is the author of three previous novels. Visit his website at: www.theleftroom.co.uk.