The Anniversary Man by RJ Ellory

I would like to read this Exciting crime thriller again. It Features a chap named John Costello, who is called upon to investigate a recent spate of seemingly random and unrelated murders.

His dark knowledge of the way in which serial killers operate stems from the fact that years ago he and his beautiful girlfriend, Nadia, became victims of the deranged ‘Hammer of God’ killer who terrorised New Jersey throughout the summer of 1984, and went around targetting young courting couples in an attempt to ‘save their souls’.

John survived, but was physically and psychologically scarred to an extent that few people could comprehend, consequently he withdrew from society, and now only emerges to work as a crime researcher for a major newspaper. However, he soon finds out that tracking down a serial killer is fraught with danger and could even threaten his life…

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