The Anniversary Man
Twenty years ago John Costello's life, as he knew it, ended. He and his beautiful girlfriend, Nadia, were victims of the deranged 'Hammer of God' killer who terrorised New Jersey City throughout the summer of 1984. Nadia was killed instantly. John survived, but withdrew from society, emerging only to work as a crime researcher for a major newspaper. Damaged he may be, but no one in New Jersey knows more about serial killers than John Costello. Then a new spate of murders starts - all seemingly random and unrelated - until John discovers a complex pattern that links them. But could this dark knowledge be about to threaten his life?
R.J. Ellory is the author of six previous novels including the bestselling A QUIET BELIEF IN ANGELS, which was a Richard and Judy Book Club selection in 2008 and was shortlisted for the American BARRY AWARD FOR BEST BRITISH CRIME FICTION, THEQUEBEC BOOKSELLERS' PRIZE, THENOUVEL OBSERVATEUR CRIME FICTION PRIZE and THE7th PRIX DU POLAR AWARD in the same year. His other novels have been translated into 19 additional languages and have been shortlisted for numerous awards. R.J. Ellory currently lives in England. www.rjellory.com