All families have secrets... some are deadly.
When D.I. Matthew Denning is called in to investigate a house fire in a North London street, he never anticipated the horrors that awaited him. As Denning and D.S. Molly Fisher search the wreckage, the bodies of the Galloway family – Brian and Ellie, son Simon, daughter Amber and 9-year-old grandson Caleb – are discovered in the smouldering house.
All evidence points to a tragic accident… until Matthew and Molly discover that the family was dead before the fire, murdered in their home by a faceless psychopath. What started as a routine investigation swiftly turns into a murder investigation, with Denning and Fisher hunting a killer who has wiped out three generations with a shotgun.
But as the case deepens, Denning and Fisher discover that the Galloways were no ordinary family. Like all families, they harbour secrets - but unlike others, their secrets were so deadly, someone is willing to spill blood to keep them hidden…
An utterly gripping detective novel set in London, Blood Family will thrill fans of Angela Marsons, Mark Billingham and Robert Bryndza.
Praise for Graeme Hampton:
‘This story starts with a bang and holds your attention throughout…fast paced and multi layered, each twist and turn drawing us further in.’ Book Bound
‘an excellent debut novel, I was drawn in from the start…the twists are clever and I genuinely didn’t guess the ending’ Alex J Book Reviews
‘This is a brilliant read…the story twists and turns to an exciting conclusion and leaves you wanting more’ Mac Reviews Books
‘Wow, I really enjoyed this book… It is a complex, intriguing, grabbing book that you can sink your teeth into. I was hooked from beginning to end’ Reading Through the Pain
‘The solving of the crime had me gripped…we’re never sure what is a red herring until the riveting climax’ Cara Merrol Loves Books
‘Enough twists to keep you guessing in this solid, engrossing and well plotted police procedural…thoroughly entertaining’ The Bookwormery