In the heart of summer, in the dead of night, something wakes you. The house is quiet. The children are sleeping. The kitchen is empty.
Except for the body on the floor.
A series of brutal home invasions is terrorizing the Peak District. Until now, the burglars haven't left a clue. This time, they've left a corpse. But as the death toll rises, two intrepid cops begin to suspect that the robberies - and the murders - are not what they seem. Beneath the scorching summer sun, a dangerous game is in play . . . and a merciless killer is hiding in plain sight.
Packed with twists, suspense, and danger, The Devil's Edge is a gripping thriller to rival the very best of Peter Robinson and Peter James.
PRAISE FOR STEPHEN BOOTH
'A modern master' Guardian
'Wonderful' Daily Mail
'One of our best storytellers' Sunday Telegraph
In Booth s accomplished 11th novel featuring Det. Sgt. Ben Cooper and Det. Sgt. Diane Fry (after 2010 s Lost River), a gang of burglars dubbed the Savages by the media has been robbing homes in the rural Peak District, using violence when necessary to get in and out quickly. An attack at an expensive house in Riddings that kills Zoe Barron and leaves husband Jake with serious head injuries ups the stakes. When interviews with the few scattered neighbors reveal surprising animosities and disagreements, Cooper begins to suspect the attack on the Barrons wasn t a typical home invasion, though his superiors disagree. Meanwhile, fears that edgy residents might take matters into their own hands prove true and involve Cooper s brother, Matt. Besides rendering Cooper and Fry as fully realized characters, Booth makes even minor characters as distinct and sharp as the jagged rocks of the Riddings Edge.
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Could have been good but over writing killed it, making it heavy going and downright boring most of the time. Great shame, his other books were good, this lets him down though.