The sixth gripping crime novel featuring detective Kate Daniels, by Polari Prize winner Mari Hannah.
Mari Hannah is an award-winning author whose authentic voice is no happy accident. A former probation officer, she has contributed to CID training for Northumbria Police and lives in rural Northumberland with her partner, an ex-murder detective. Mari turned to scriptwriting when her career was cut short following an assault on duty. Her debut, The Murder Wall (adapted from a script she developed with the BBC) won her the Polari First Book Prize. Its follow-up, Settled Blood, picked up a Northern Writers' Award. She went on to be shortlisted for the Dagger in the Library and is currently Reader in Residence for Harrogate International Crime Writing Festival.
Nobody understands the many faces of cops better than Mari Hannah
-- Val McDermid
They're just great reads -- Stephen Fry on the Kate Daniels series
Brutal and engaging. Mari Hannah writes with a sharp eye and a dark heart -- Peter James
DCI Kate Daniels: a Northerner to join the roster of top literary detectives * The Times *
[A] terrific page-turner that's dark and twisting * Woman and Home *
Let's cut to the chase. This is as good as a modern British crime thriller gets * Peterborough Telegraph *
Hannah is a clever, gifted writer, treading a fine line between Kate's complex and compelling private life and unravelling our intrepid detective's multi-layered murder mysteries, all packed with intrigue, rollercoaster emotions, unpredictable plotlines and down-to-earth realism * Lancashire Evening Post *
Mari Hannah has developed her characters to a fine degree, involving the reader in their lives and relationships, which adds much to the clever plotline * Choice Magazine *