Publisher Description

He watched. He studied. He planned.

Every detail meticulously organised. Every detail perfect. The basement was ready, now all he needed was the girl.

Grace Dalton was just fourteen years old when she was snatched from Greenwich Park on her way back from school. A beautiful, shy, but socially awkward girl, she would do anything to stay out of trouble and away from her bullies. Pressed for time and her tormentors blocking her usual route home, she makes a split second decision with catastrophic consequences.

After facing public humiliation from a previous investigation, Detective Constable Philip Harris once again finds himself under savage media scrutiny when he's assigned to Grace's case.  Determined to find her and solve the case to gain back his credibility, his frustrations mount when he repeatedly finds himself hampered at every turn. With no other suspects and the case rapidly becoming cold, the finger of blame points to Tom, Grace's father. Struggling to keep his personal resentment towards Tom away from the case and the press, DC Harris embarks on his own investigations to find who the real kidnapper is against the instructions from his superior officers.  But when his digging leads him to a mysterious concealed road protected by impenetrable iron gates he soon realises his investigations have not only endangered himself, but also his family. 

Pitched alone against a highly organised crime syndicate and not knowing which side his colleagues are on, he's faced with some tough decisions. Either drop Grace's case, declaring it cold and allowing Tom to take the fall, or make a highly dangerous bargain for her safe return. Time's running out, which will he choose?

Crime & Thrillers
October 9
Beyond Fiction Publishing Ltd

Customer Reviews

Thewriter1805 ,

Tangled web

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. There are lots of twist and turns in the book to keep you engaged to the end, some very unexpected ones!

The story is well constructed and well written and a must read for all lovers of detective stories that are a little unusual.

Plas Iori ,


A real page turner. A thriller with a different twist. Well written - the odd typos are easily overlooked given the pace of the storyline

joannemccarthy ,

The death of me

Not worth a read

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