Rattle: (The Bone Collector, #1) by Fiona Cummins.
A psychopath more frightening than Hannibal Lecter. He has planned well. He leads two lives. In one he's just like anyone else. But in the other he is the caretaker of his family's macabre museum. Now the time has come to add to his collection. He is ready to feed his obsession, and he is on the hunt. Jakey Frith and Clara Foyle have something in common. They have what he needs. What begins is a terrifying cat-and-mouse game between the sinister collector, Jakey's father and Etta Fitzroy, a troubled detective investigating a spate of abductions. Set in London's Blackheath, Rattle by Fiona Cummins explores the seam of darkness that runs through us all; the struggle between light and shadow, redemption and revenge. It is a glimpse into the mind of a sinister psychopath. And it's also a story about not giving up hope when it seems that all hope is already lost.
About Fiona Cummins
Fiona Cummins is an award-winning former Daily Mirror showbusiness journalist and a graduate of the Faber Academy Writing A Novel course. She lives in Essex with her family. Rattle is her first novel.
This revived the irrational fear of my childhood, when I would run from the light switch to my bed in the dark with my eyes screwed shut, jump into bed pull the sheet over my head and clamp the sheet tightly so that I could not be snatched from my bed. All because I believed in the bogeyman.
Thank goodness, I am well into my adult years before I got to read Rattle (The Bone Collector) or I don't think I would ever sleep again.
It not only encompassed fear through the mind of a child but also the fear that parents have about losing their child. I will not be able to miss book 2 which is out now.