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When Darkness Calls

by Mark Griffin

Hannah Wann, Assistant Editor at PCR, recommends this week’s read:

If you love gritty serial-killer thrillers and are addicted to watching Luther and Line of Duty, then I point you in the direction of a new crime series by debut author Mark Griffin. When Darkness Calls is the first book in a London-based thriller series and it follows Holly Wakefield, a criminal psychologist who specialises in serial killers, and DI Bishop of the Met Police trying to solve a gruesome case that is leaving a high body count across the city.

Holly is a complex and fascinating heroine, who has a dark past that goes alongside her specialist job, and the dynamics that develop between her and Bishop as they are forced to become a tight team in order to find the killer is one of the winning qualities of the novel. The writing is fast-paced and cinematic, with readers describing it as ‘nail-biting’ and ‘an intense roller-coaster’ – definitely one that you might have to read with the lights on! The book has just been longlisted for the CWA debut crime novel award, so there’s no doubt that Mark Griffin is a fantastic new talent and that this is the start of a gripping new thriller series. Watch out, Luther . . .

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