Barclay studied journalism at university and worked for a period in fashion and beauty journalism as a copywriter in the RTÉ Guide. In 2003, she left the fashion industry to write Darkhouse, the first of two novels featuring NYPD detective Joe Lucchesi.
One way in… no way out.
He targets victims in their own homes, subjecting them to a terrifying ordeal before leaving their lifeless bodies in their hallway for a loved one to find. at first the murders appear unrelated, the notion of a serial killer at large almost dismissed. But the killing hasn’t stopped.
Back on the job after a year out, NYPD Detective Joe Lucchesi becomes the reluctant lead in the high-profile investigation. Battling with physical pain and tension in the task force and at home, he struggles to make progress.
Then just when he feels close to making a breakthrough, the investigation itself is rocked by tragedy, and the body count rises…