A thrilling new whodunnit series, fast-paced and funny, featuring a detective as sharp as his suits and a heroine who’s trouble.
The River Thames always gives up its dead…
There’s a killer picking off victims from the wild swimming spots on the upper reaches of the Thames. The case takes Detective Inspector Leo George into the path of Jess Bridges, a private investigator who lives life close to the edge.
Their enquiries lead them to author, Jago Jackson, whose book on secret wild swimming spots has turned him into a social media celebrity. Is Jago’s book the blueprint that the murderer is following? If so, does that make Jago a target or the killer himself? Either way, the duo find themselves swimming in some very dangerous waters …
Praise for the Jess Bridges Mystery series:
‘It makes your veins thrill with adrenaline!’ 5* Amazon reviewer
‘One of the most exciting female characters I’ve met this year!’ 5* Amazon reviewer
‘Be prepared to be on the edge of your seat.’ 5* Amazon reviewer
‘Chilling, mind baffling, and gripping’ 5* Amazon reviewer
‘Incredibly addictive!’ 5* Amazon reviewer
‘Entertaining, action-packed and well written’ 5* Goodreads reviewer
‘I did not want to put it down.’ 5* Goodreads reviewer
About the author
Joss was born on the borders of East London and Essex. Leaving Essex behind for Cambridge, she went on to have careers in British diplomacy, as a policy adviser for Oxfam and along the way gained a doctorate in English Literature from Oxford University. More recently she has written for children and young adults, winning awards in both categories. She has published over fifty novels that have been translated into many languages. She lives in Oxford. Don’t Trust Me is her debut novel for adults.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Joss Sterling oversees rising tides of drama in Black River—the excellent opening case of hair-raising adventure for Jess Bridges. On a late evening, Jess goes for a naked swim in the Thames—and finds a dead body. Eventually, the private investigator—dealing with a recent breakup amongst other personal issues—is aided by high-profile author and wild swimming expert, Jago Jackson. As the ever-lively Jess digs into this case, she suspects answers may lie closer to Jackson, with clues hidden in his recent work. This fast-paced whodunnit explores topics including childhood abuse, social media and ADHD with sensitivity and warmth. Dive deep into this excellent series starter.