Detective Joe Hogarth is hunting for the killer who stole the life of a young Christian girl. Its two weeks since the body was found abandoned in a beach hut. Evidence is slim, leads are exhausted and DI Hogarth is feeling the strain...But the murder of young Helen Brimelow isn’t the only crime troubling Hogarth. A well-connected man called Drawton has gotten away with far more than he should.
Has Drawton struck again? Hogarth suspects he might. This time, Hogarth won’t let him get away with it.
Helen Brimelow was a lovely girl. A staunch Christian and a person who loved to help those in need. The food bank where she volunteered is in mourning, the town is in shock. But as Hogarth scrapes beneath the surface, he discovers another kind of Helen. And another type of predator. DI Hogarth and DS Palmer must work through the clues and the lies...but the harder they toil, the less they find. But as they discover more about Helen, are they getting any closer? Or are they simply pushing Drawton to strike again?
Goodness, charity, and love nestle side by side with poverty, addiction, and hard-nosed crime in an unforgiving murder mystery.
Temptation knows no creed.
And a killer’s lust cannot be suppressed...
Join DI Hogarth and DS Palmer as they battle their consciences and even their own family in pursuit of a ruthless killer...
Who will be next?
In a thrilling conclusion, DI Hogarth and Palmer must down a killer before they strike again.
Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Ian Rankin, Val McDermid and Ruth Rendell, Helen Durrant, Joy Ellis, and LJ Ross. If you love to listen to gripping detective thrillers with flawed characters and police procedurals with shocking twists and a noir flavour, then the DI Hogarth Deadly Kiss series is for you.
Readers have described the DI Hogarth series as perfect for fans of British crime thrillers, female detective novels, British crime mysteries, police procedurals, heist thrillers, and noir thrillers...
Southend-on-sea, just over an hour from London. A tough and densely packed suburban town sandwiched between the sparkling Thames Estuary and a semi-rural hinterland of fields and marshes. A place where wealth and glamour sit cheek-by-jowl with addiction, poverty, and crime. When he transferred to the Essex coast, ex-Met Detective Joe Hogarth might have imagined he was signing up for sun, sea, and semi-retirement. But the merry hell of Southend might just have him beat. It’s a good thing this DI doesn’t know when to quit...
Also by Solomon Carter:
The Darkest Lies
The Secret Fear
The Poison Path
Into the Shadows
Between Two Thieves
Long Time Dying Series
Luck and Judgment
The Final Trick
Harder They Fall