The Scarecrow Killer

A body swinging in the trees. A mysterious hit and run. Rumours of a voodoo curse. Detective Cassie Rowan tackles the most disturbing case of her career.

The Scarecrow Killer opens at dawn on a clear October morning. Driving home along the M62 to Liverpool after a gruelling night duty, Cassie’s headlights catch a sudden flash of movement, a streak of bright, metallic blue on the embankment. She pulls over to take a look. Did she imagine it — a body swaying among the trees, hanging from a branch? Scrambling up the slope, already dialling emergency services, she stops short. The macabre sight that greets her is not what she expected at all.