“Cross your heart and hope to die… Quickly.”
The first book in the Robert Hunter series and originally published in 2009, The Crucifix Killer by Chris Carter follows Robert Hunter and his rookie partner, Garcia, who are thrown into a nightmare case when the body of a young woman is discovered in a derelict cottage. The victim suffered a terrible death, and on the nape of her neck has been carved a strange double-cross: the signature of a psychopath known as the Crucifix Killer.
But that’s impossible. Because two years ago, the Crucifix Killer was caught and executed. Could this be a copycat killer? Or could the unthinkable be true? Is the real killer still out there, ready to embark once again on a vicious and violent killing spree, selecting his victims seemingly at random, taunting Robert Hunter with his inability to catch him?