This is an outstanding mystery full of suspense. It is not about birds. The characters are developed, the area descriptions will place you in London and neighborhood. The presentation of how a book is published and the politics involved is delightful. The fact the MC did not do anything too stupid to place herself in danger is pleasing. Samantha aka Sam is woken one night by the smell of smoke and noise. Going outside she watch the “Empty House” burned to the ground. Sam knew that the house had occupants even if the authorities did not and inform Jake, her live boyfriend who is a police officer of the fact. All got out safely. Therefore, it was a surprise to find a body in the fire ruins. Sam and friends begin to explore what happens and she needs to interact with office policies at work. Sam must find an answer to the fires before she becomes a victim. Disclosure: I received a free copy from St. Martin’s Press through NetGalley for an honest review. I would like to thank for this opportunity to read and review the book. The opinions expressed are my own.