Diana Blanco is the best “bait” on the Madrid police force, a woman trained to attract the most dangerous psycho-killers. But she is sick of her job and tenders her resignation. She wants to live a normal life, after spending months unsuccessfully trying to attract the attention of the “Spectator”, a serial killer who has tortured, mutilated, and murdered more than fifteen women. But when the Spectator kidnaps Diana’s sister, she is forced to race against the clock to save her. She doesn’t know where to start, and she doesn’t know that hidden behind this murderer is a terrifying plot that directly affects her closest friends and family. Diana can’t trust anyone – not her mentor, her boyfriend, her best friend, not even her colleagues on the force – if she wants to save her sister and put a stop to the series of monstrous crimes that have Madrid in an uproar.
A classic thriller, a science fiction novel, a creation of a monstrous mind or maybe a mixture of all this, “The Bait” is yet another evidence of Jose Carlos Somoza’s talent. He is one of the most successful and most widely translated contemporary Spanish authors.