The Metropole Hotel, Brighton. After a New Year’s Eve ball, a woman is brutally raped. A week later, another woman is attacked. Both victims’ shoes are taken by the offender….Detective Superintendent Roy Grace realizes these cases bear remarkable similarities to an unsolved series of crimes from 1997. Could this be a copycat, or has the perpetrator dubbed “Shoe Man” resurfaced?|
Grace is forced to delve into his shattered past—a time before his beloved wife went missing and his world was destroyed—to find the key to unlocking the current mystery. Soon Grace and his team will find themselves in a desperate race against the clock to identify and save the life of the new, fifth victim….