This is the new book in the Zigic and Ferreira series and although I’ve only read one of the others- this is easily read as a standalone. It is well crafted and builds on the suspense as y0u get further into the book so that you are keen to keep turning the pages and find out who is behind the crimes. The Hate crime unit are called in when a transgender woman is found murdered. There have been a series of violent rapes and they have to discover whether it is all related.
You are introduced to the issues that the transgender women are facing and why some of them have difficulty coming forward to report the crimes. They want to protect these women- but keep facing opposition from family members wanting to keep secrets.
I was so drawn into this book that I was sorry to come to the end- the sign of a great book.