Not a day goes by when the media doesn’t complain that the criminal justice system lets victims down. Who can feel safe and confident in the face of soaring crime figures? Police numbers are low, court sentencing guidelines are weak and enforcement is almost non-existent. Criminals are getting away with it!
Victims champion Circe Byrne is a gin loving, Guardian reading magistrate. When she sees the court system, that she is a part of failing victims of crime she feels she has no choice but to turn vigilante. With only the tools in a Lakeland catalogue at her disposal the campaign sees offending on a Brighton estate plummet, leaving detectives baffled.
Investigating officer DS Lorcan O’Leary struggles with police budgets, political pressures and a father with a form of exhibitionist dementia. Yet he still has to find the culprit before the serial killer who lies in wait gets to her first.
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