A case of a serial killer who leaves no clues, where Geraldine is ready to make a sacrifice in the name of justice.
How far would you go to find a murderer? DI Geraldine Steel, known for pushing the boundaries of her position in the name of justice, is on the hunt for a conviction, even if it threatens her life. A glamorous young TV soap star dies in a car crash but despite the severity of the incident, the driver of the second vehicle has somehow survived – and is now missing.
When an almost identical case occurs resulting in the murder of another young actress, Geraldine finds herself on the hunt for a serial killer. With mounting evidence, the killer's identity seems within her reach. But with her sergeant's life on the line, Geraldine has a sacrifice to make.
'This is a skilfully-plotted novel that presents a most intriguing and well-executed mystery, which takes the reader through the back streets and busy thoroughfares of modern-day London ... All in all, an engrossing read from an author who proves she can hold her own in the crowded police procedural market. 'Shotsmag
'This is another corker of a book from Leigh Russell, featuring her increasingly well-known female DI, Geraldine Steel. This is the sixth book about Geraldine's ups and downs as a police detective and Russell's talent for writing top-quality crime fiction just keeps on growing. FATAL ACT is a fairly quick read but keeps you guessing right until the end. As usual I finished it far too quickly and am now impatiently awaiting the next instalment. ... One of the great things about this series is the very real insight into Geraldine's life and how she struggles to juggle her career, family obligations and private life. ... If you like well-written crime fiction that features a strong female character, then I strongly recommend this book, and the others in the series, to you. You are in for a treat!'Euro Crime
'The plot is strong and the writing just flows with style and panache.'Goodreads
Leigh Russell is the author of internationally bestselling Geraldine Steel series: CUT SHORT, ROAD CLOSED, DEAD END, DEATH BED, STOP DEAD, FATAL ACT, KILLER PLAN, MURDER RING, DEADLY ALIBI and CLASS MURDER. The series has sold over a million copies worldwide. CUT SHORT was shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association (CWA) John Creasey New Blood Dagger Award, and Leigh has been longlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library Award. Her books have been #1 on Amazon Kindle and iTunes with STOP DEAD and MURDER RING selected as finalists for The People's Book Prize. Leigh is chair of the CWA's Debut Dagger Award judging panel and a Royal Literary Fellow. Leigh studied at the University of Kent, gaining a Master's degree in English and American Literature. She is married with two daughters and a granddaughter, and lives in London.
'Another fast-paced and complex mystery - a fabulous read.'Fiction Is Stranger Than Fact
'A truly great author... enough mystery and drama for the most ardent of mystery fans.'Bookaholic
'Captivating, riveting, intense.'Bookscream