Synopses & Reviews
From the USA Today bestselling author of the Louis Kincaid mysteries comes a heart-pounding new thriller with a sizzling new hero—Matt Owens, a South Florida investigative reporter on a desperate hunt for his sister’s killer.
Matt Owens is a Pulitzer Prize–nominated journalist, but at thirty-five, he’s adrift, more inclined to hit the bottle alone than the Miami Beach club scene. But when his beloved younger sister Mandy comes to visit, Matt wants to show her a new world. It’s the trip of her dreams, but the nightmare begins when Mandy disappears from a crowded dance floor. When her lifeless body is found, one clue—a grisly rock song downloaded onto her iPod—may be the calling card of a serial killer. Shattered with grief and guilt, Matt begins a lonely journey to find Mandy’s killer, following a chain of musical clues that lead him from an abandoned London rock club to a crumbling Scottish castle and finally to the ancient bone-strewn catacombs below Paris. Only one person believes in his quest—Eve Bellamont, a dedicated French detective whose own five-year obsession to find the phantom killer has left her an outcast in her own department. Together, they race to decipher the “killing songs” that the madman leaves with each victim and stop him before another beautiful young woman dies.
"I loved THE KILLING SONG, in which the best sister act in crime fiction, known as P.J. Parrish, has crafted one of the best criminals ever... . So riveting you won't be able to stop turning the pages."
--- Lisa Scottoline, New York Times bestselling author of Save Me
In this standalone novel, Miami journalist Matt Owens chases down his sister's murderer on a European adventure readers will never forget.
About the Author
P. J. Parrish
is actually two sisters -- Kristy Montee and Kelly Nichols -- who pooled their talents and their lifelong love of writing to create the character of Louis Kincaid. Their New York Times
and USA Today
bestselling novels include An Unquiet Grave
, A Killing Rain
, Island of Bones
, Thicker Than Water
, Paint It Black
, Dead of Winter
, and Dark of the Moon
Their collaboration is unique in that the sisters live in separate states (Kelly in Mississippi, Kristy in Florida). The sisters were born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. Kristy graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a teaching degree but went on to journalism, working as a police reporter and a features editor; she also served as the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel's dance critic for eighteen years. She now lives in Fort Lauderdale with her husband.
Kelly attended college at Northern Michigan University in the state's remote upper peninsula. Kelly has lived in Arizona and Nevada, and currently lives in northern Mississippi. She worked in the gaming industry for the last twenty years, and was a senior specialist in the human resources department of a Native-American casino in Mississippi. She has two daughters, a son, and three grandchildren.