Teddy didn’t see himself as a killer. He was on a crusade to rid the world of his mother, one woman at a time.
What happens if a serial killer is never caught? Are there retirement homes for mass murderers?
Sam Wheeler is a damaged social worker haunted by his past. When his life in London implodes, he seeks refuge with an old friend in Gosport and accepts a job working with older people, hoping for salvation. But on more nights than he will admit, he has to drink himself to oblivion to get through the night. He is a lost soul, narrowly maintaining a tenuous grip on both his job and his sanity.
When Sam begins to suspect there is a killer living at the Pines Residential Care Home his biggest problem is getting anyone else to believe him. His boss thinks he’s burnt out. The manager of the home believes the unexplained deaths are all unfortunate accidents. The police are too busy solving ‘proper’ crimes. And his therapist has her own issues to deal with, but gets entangled in his crackpot theories despite her best efforts to keep her distance.
Catching a senile serial killer turns out to be much harder than anyone expected.