The second in the Inspector Terry mystery series does not fail to deliver. Spindler effectively combines a taut thriller with a penetrating analysis of phobics. This book is littered with them, and they suffer from a fear of everything from butterflies to bridges. While they are being cured by their psychologist, Joy Canova, they find themselves having to deal with something far worse, the fact that some of them have been singled out to be murdered by the ellusive serial killer, known as Shadoe. Once Inspector Terry gets on the case he solves it in his own special way, through his sensitive bedside manner which gets the witnesses to open up, as well as through his gut instinct. The ending, while unexpected, is thoroughly satisfying. A real page turner.
This report prepared by Emma Kaufmann