The masterfully-crafted new crime thriller, featuring haunted
army veteran and Detective Constable Joseph Stark.
Matthew Frank lives in Kent with his wife and three young sons. Between family life and work as an architect he tries to squeeze in a bit of mountain biking, scuba diving and midnight writing. Find out more at www.matthewfrank.co.uk
A clever compelling spiderweb of a plot, weaving together
the complex yet realistic minds of the underworld and the police.
-- Jane Corry, bestselling author of My Husband's Wife * - *
Matthew Frank writes so well and in DC Joe Stark he has developed a complex hero, remote yet relatable, decent yet conflicted. Equally compelling is Stark's nemesis, the sinuous Julian Sinclair with his reptilian charm. Tense and twisty, with a rich cast of characters, The Killer Inside is completely gripping. I ignored children, a ringing phone, hunger, everything just to devour the last hundred pages. -- Karen Perry, bestselling author of Your Closest Friend * - *
The Killer Inside is a gripping, pacy read with a "one more chapter" compulsiveness. -- Laura Marshall, bestselling author of Friend Request * - *
Nail-bitingly tense plotting, with characters you can't help but root for, The Killer Inside is a standout addition to this compelling series -- Susi Holliday, author of The Last Resort * - *
The Killer Inside is the definition of a page turner. Matthew Frank gives us cops torn by the prospect of protecting a killer who cheated justice. They know he has done it but proving it is another thing. Then another girl dies while their man is still in hospital. What if they had the wrong man all along? DC Stark is a terrific creation. The kind of character you want more from and soon please. -- Howard Linskey, best-selling author of The Chosen One * - *
Seriously good . . . The Killer Inside is an excellent addition to a fine series, and Joe Stark is coming into his own as a fascinating and multi-layered character, as are the rest of the team. Matthew has written a tightly plotted thrilling page turner of a book -- James Oswald, author of the Inspector McLean Series * - *
Matthew Frank is a master at juggling light and darkness. His Joseph Stark books explore the legacy of trauma and injury, while serving up satisfying plots with plenty of twists. In this latest, the stakes are horribly high for his hero who, beset by demons and danger, nevertheless acquits himself with courage and a fine line in dry wit. -- Sarah Hilary, award-winning author of the Marnie Rome series * - *
Praise for Matthew Frank
A gripping murder story ... Frank brilliantly maintains a balance between the demands of a complex plot and his character's difficulty in returning to civilian life * Sunday Times *
Outstanding characterisation, passion, perfect dialogue and pinpoint plotting * Crime Review *
Well researched and totally convincing * Sunday Mirror *
Joe Stark is such a terrific hero, full of flaws and compassion and the sort of quiet heroism that you rarely see these days, even in fiction. One of those books I want to bulk buy and press into the hands of everyone I know. The writing is top-notch, the action sequences are superlative, the characters crackle off the page and the dialogue whips and zings like bullets in the dust. Read it!
Detective Sergeant Fran Millhaven is just one of the best women copper characters you'll ever meet between the covers of a book . . . but Stark is the heart of this narrative. I am so looking forward to meeting him again . . . the moment Stark crosses over from soldier to CID detective is beautiful to behold. The action scenes, too, are terrific. Riveting
Skilfully plotted, with a great clarity of style