Scottish detective Annie Macpherson, on an exchange with the Westford Police in Connecticut didn’t believe that Angela Goodman was in danger when she presented herself at the station. Now Annie knows different. Angela has been brutally attacked in her own home and left for dead.
Annie is determined to make amends and catch the culprit, not only for Angela’s sake, but her own. She’s a third generation cop and has a tradition of fine police work to uphold.
Within days, a fatal car crash in Massachusetts initially seems to be an accident but subsequent evidence points to something much more sinister. The result: yet another victim and yet another detective trying to fit the pieces of a jigsaw together.
A convoluted trail of clues and misdirection propels this story at a cracking pace. On the way, there is murder, suicide and revenge. What makes Primed by the Past a police procedural with a difference is that it’s written by a psychologist, so we also see into the lives of the characters, their relationships and personal tragedies. Needless to say, nobody is quite who they seem and as Annie investigates the layers of lies and half truths, the body count starts to mount. It then becomes a race against time to prevent any further deaths, a race that Annie must win.