Second novels are notoriously tricky to write. Especially when your debut novel received critical acclaim and glowing reviews from your peers in crime fiction, with Peter James describing you as ‘a thrilling new talent’. Mark Griffin has done the rare thing of writing a second novel that is EVEN BETTER than his first book (When Darkness Calls) though, with even more twists, more pace and more spine-chilling creepiness. When Angels Sleep is the second thriller in the gritty, London-based crime series featuring clinical psychologist Holly Wakefield and DI Bishop of the Met Police – a pair who are tasked with catching the most dangerous serial killers in the city. If you love Luther and Line of Duty, this crime series is for you – it’s gritty, nail-biting and a little bit gruesome. The serial killer that Holly and Bishop are faced with in this book is one that is targeting young boys and leaving their bodies in the woods, arranged in a pristine and peaceful way as if they are angels sleeping. Creepy, right? Mark Griffin’s experience working in script writing and as an actor shines through in his cinematic writing and the sharp, fast-paced plots, and what I particularly love about this book is that we get chapters from the perspective of the killer interspersed throughout Holly and Bishop’s investigation. These unnerving snapshots into the twisted mind of a psychopath gave me goosebumps and they add to the fascinating clinical psychology angle of the thrillers. If you read and loved When Darkness Calls, believe me when I say this new book in the Holly Wakefield series smashes it out the park. And if you haven’t read Mark Griffin yet . . . what are you waiting for?
'A thrilling new talent' PETER JAMES
'Dark, compelling . . . one of the best police procedurals I've read for a long time' M. W. CRAVEN
On a cold winter's morning, the body of a young boy is discovered in Epping Forest.
The body is pristine and peaceful, his head resting gently on a pillow, an angel pendant clenched in his small fist. It is a murder as carefully planned as it is brutal, and there's one person DI Bishop needs back on his team to help solve such a calculated crime.
Holly Wakefield, criminal psychologist for the Met Police, is better than anyone Bishop knows at getting inside the brains of psychopaths. But with the body count rising, it's going to take all their strength and resolve to stop the serial killer before any more angels are put to their rest . . .
The second gripping serial killer thriller in the Holly Wakefield series, perfect for fans of Mark Billingham, Stuart MacBride, Robert Bryndza and TV crime series Luther.
What readers are saying about When Angels Sleep:
'Wow . . . An astonishingly gripping novel that grabbed me by the throat from the get-go'
'Awestruck, I finished this book with shaking hands and a pounding heart. Edge-of-your-seat stuff. Simply brilliant'
'A dark, riveting and absolutely compulsive must-read'
'I read it in one sitting as I couldn't wait to find out how it would end'
'Absolute must read . . . you won't be disappointed'
'Total page turner from start to finish'
'An immensely satisfying read and an absolutely gripping thriller'
'Unputdownable . . . would highly recommend'
'Amazing . . . I read it in a day'
'What a brilliant read, full of tension as the investigation gains pace, great characters, dark humour, and grips you right from the start to the end'
'Mark Griffin strikes again. Phenomenal'
'The writing is more expertly crafted, drawing you deeper into the darkness and walking with the characters as the desperate events unfold'
'Another masterpiece from Mark Griffin'
'Such a thrilling read that I couldn't put it down'
'Tightly plotted, intricate twists and turns, very human characters'