Detective Ruby Preston’s search for a serial killer becomes frighteningly personal when her former lover is implicated in the case. Women are being murdered and left posed as fairytale princesses in London. Then body parts turn up at Nathan Cross’s home. Ruby can’t believe the man she still loves is involved in this depravity and sets out to prove his innocence. Yes, he is a criminal, but not the kind of man who would do something like this. But as the bodies pile up, Ruby knows she’s running out of time and a small kernel of doubt about Nathan begins to form. The killer in this story is revealed fairly early on, but Mitchell ratchets up the tension by creating a scary, sadistic predator.