Dead Man’s Daughter by Roz Watkins is the second in the DI Meg Dalton crime series.
Could a heart transplant turn a child into a killer?
DI Meg Dalton is thrown headlong into her latest case when she finds a ten-year-old girl running barefoot through the woods in a blood-soaked nightdress. In the house nearby, the girl’s father has been brutally stabbed to death.
At first Meg suspects a robbery gone tragically wrong, but something doesn’t add up. Why does the girl have no memory of what happened to her? And why has her behaviour changed so dramatically since her recent heart transplant?
The case takes a chilling turn when evidence points to the girl’s involvement in her own father’s murder. As unsettling family secrets emerge, Meg is forced to question her deepest beliefs to discover the shocking truth, before the killer strikes again…
Caz Frear, winner of the Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller said, ‘With Dead Man’s Daughter, Roz Watkins raises the crime fiction bar yet again. Superbly plotted, sinister and genuinely thought-provoking, DI Meg Dalton’s second adventure centres around a truly macabre premise, made frighteningly realistic by a cast of well-rounded, believable characters and an incredibly strong sense of place – Derbyshire has never felt so cold!”