DCI Mark Lapslie is good at his job, but his synaesthesia makes it challenging (if not downright impossible) to do his job in the normal, expected fashion. Working on reports for the higher ups keeps him gainfully employed, but his superiors seem determined to push him into applying for early retirement on medical grounds and he is too stubborn and determined to let them push him out. When he is assigned not one, but two different murder cases the pressure builds, and it becomes increasingly difficult for Lapslie to keep his condition under wraps.
It might be the stress he's under, but it also seems like the symptoms of his synaesthesia are getting worse, despite doing everything he can to keep it hidden as the case progresses he is exposed to his colleagues in rather spectacular fashion. With his professional life starting to unravel at the seams, and with challenging cases to solve the one saving grace for Lapslie is the unswerving support of his DS - Emma Bradbury.
- Mercy killings by Lisa Cutts
- Cut short by Leigh Russell
- Good me bad me by Ali Land
- I hunt killers by Barry Lyga
- The slaughter man by Tony Parsons
- The girl in the ice by Robert Bryndza
- Crimson Lake by Candice Fox
- The edge of normal by Carla Norton
- Swimming in the dark by Paddy Richardson
- City of fear by Alafair Burke
- Vodka doesn't freeze by Leah Giarratano
- What was mine by Helen Klein Ross
- Eeny meeny by M.J. Arlidge
- One step too far by Tina Seskis