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When Darkness Calls

CWA Daggers: John Creasey (New Blood), 2019

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780349420745

Price: £13.99

ON SALE: 1st November 2018

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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‘A thrilling new talent’ Peter James

‘Utterly compelling’ Lesley Kara

‘Wow . . . As many twists and turns as a rollercoaster!’ Amy Lloyd

‘Mightily impressive . . . Deviously plotted’ Daily Mail


The first thriller in the gritty and gripping Holly Wakefield series, perfect for fans of Val McDermid, Angela Marsons, Stuart MacBride and the TV’s Luther and Line of Duty.

Holly Wakefield works for the NHS as a criminal psychologist specialising in serial killers. She has particular reason to be good at her job – but she keeps that to herself.

When DI Bishop from the Met Police approaches Holly to investigate a recent killing, Holly is horrified by the dismembered bodies and the way they have been theatrically positioned. More shocking still is when the pathologist reveals this is not the first time she has seen these mutilations. It means a serial killer is out there, and they’re going to kill again – soon.

Holly is used to chasing serial killers. But this killer has something in common with Holly that she’s kept hidden for as long as she can remember. And for the first time since she was a child, Holly is forced to face the darkness of her past . . .

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Meticulously plotted and devious in its execution, Mark Griffin's debut novel is utterly compelling. I can't wait to read the rest of the Holly Wakefield series
Lesley Kara, bestselling author of The Rumour
Wow. I read this in less than a day. As many twists and turns as a rollercoaster! A fascinating lead character with a deliciously dark secret. It's the kind of writing which grabs you and won't let you go
Amy Lloyd, bestselling author of The Innocent Wife
Mark Griffin is a thrilling new talent, destined to become a big name in British crime writing
Peter James
Mightily impressive . . . deviously plotted, with a bleak thread of intriguing twists
Daily Mail

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