Neil Cross is the author of CHRISTENDOM, MR IN-BETWEEN, HOLLOWAY FALLS and ALWAYS THE SUN. He lives with his wife and two children.
Meet DCI John Luther. He's brilliant. He's intense. He's obsessional. HE'S DANGEROUS. DCI John Luther has an extraordinary clearance rate. He commands outstanding loyalty from friends and colleagues. Nobody who ever stood at his side has a bad word to say about him. But Luther seethes with a hidden fury that at times he can barely control. Sometimes it sends him to the brink of madness, making him do things he shouldn't; things way beyond the limits of the law. The Calling, the first in a new series of novels featuring DCI John Luther, takes us into Luther's past and into his mind. It is the story of the case that tore his personal and professional relationships apart and propelled him over the precipice. Beyond fury, beyond vengeance. All the way to murder...
Luther: The Calling, the first in a new series of novels featuring DCI John Luther, takes us into Luther's past and into his mind. It is the story of the case that tore his personal and professional relationships apart and propelled him over the precipice. Beyond fury, beyond vengeance. All the way to murder…
Neil is a fiction author of some note whose last book, Always the Sun, was longlisted for the Man Booker and while writing it he was inspired to turn to his own tortured childhood, of which this is the result so it has the feel of fiction but because it is true, it of course is inconclusive. One is left wondering what happened next but that, to me, is its only fault, if indeed one can call it a fault for this is a genuinely compelling and heartrending story of a confused young life.
Everyone makes mistakes.But what if your biggest mistake was something you could never live down?Something so awful and despicable that it weighs daily on your soul? Nathan has never been able to forget the worst night of his life. Only he and an old acquaintance know what really happened and they have made a pact to keep silent. Now, years later, a knock on his door brings terrifying news. Old wounds are suddenly reopened, threatening to tear Nathan's whole world apart, as he comes face to face with the bleak landscape of lies and deception that has become his life. Burial is the story of one man's obsession with redemption. Can you ever really bury your guiltiest secret? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
*Read the book that inspired THE SISTER, the major ITV drama starring RUSSELL TOVEY* 'Stunning' Peter James 'Creepy, unsettling, and subtle' Guardian 'For fans of Hitchcock' Independent Nathan is desperate to escape his past. If only his past was willing to let go . . . He has never been able to forget the worst night of his life: the party that led to the sudden, shocking death of a young woman. Only he and Bob, an untrustworthy old acquaintance, know what really happened and they have resolved to keep it that way. But one rainy night, years later, Bob appears at Nathan's door with terrifying news, and old wounds are suddenly reopened, threatening to tear Nathan's whole world apart. Because Nathan has his own secrets now. And Bob doesn't realise just how far Nathan will go to protect them . . . Don't miss the book behind the major ITV drama THE SISTER from Neil Cross, the highly acclaimed writer of LUTHER and HARD SUN. PRAISE FOR BURIAL 'His most terrifying . . . scariest and most satisfying yet' Time Out 'A terrifically scary and all too believable tale. It's brilliantly written in taut, humorous prose, while being exceptionally well observed and paced. Quite brilliant' Daily Mirror 'Burial is not only a page-turner, but also a sensitive and atmospheric portrayal of a man at the end of his tether . . . Creepy, unsettling, and subtle' Guardian 'This compulsive page-turner is a thrilling read and you can see why Neil Cross is the lead scriptwriter for the incredibly successful Spooks' The Sun 'An intelligent, tightly written page-turner' Daily Mail 'A skillfully-told and macabre story for fans of Hitchcock . . . Cross marries literary values to the page-turning crime narrative' Independent
A brilliant standalone crime novel and prequel to the acclaimed BBC series by the shows creator and sole writer: Luther is to crime fiction what his historical counterpart was to religion.Gripping, taut fiction by a new master in the genre (Guillermo del Toro).Meet Detective Chief Inspector John Luther. Hes a murder detective with an extraordinary case clearance rate. Hes obsessive, instinctive, and intense. Nobody who ever stood at his side has a bad word to say about him. And yet there are rumors that Luther is badnot corrupt, not on the take, but tormented. He seethes with a hidden fury that at times he can barely control. Sometimes it sends him to the brink of madness, making him do things he shouldntthings well beyond the limits of the law. Edgar Award-winning writer Neil Cross has created one of the most compelling characters in modern crime fictiona man who may be a force for good, or hell-bent on self-destruction. For fans of the award-winning series starring Emmy-nominee Idris Elba, and for all lovers of crime fiction, Luther is hailed by The Guardian as Britains own Stephen King.
Meet William Holloway: Family man. Gentle man. Wanted man. Holloway has secrets. Years ago, he witnessed his wife's betrayal and his life fell apart. Now someone's toying with his mind and the life of a missing woman, the prostitute Holloway pays to imitate his ex-wife. When she is murdered, his ex-wife's name scrawled on her abdomen, Holloway is trapped by the consequence of love and sex, of infidelity and violence in a world of his own terrible making. Hunted as a rogue policeman and a killer, he's on the run. And planning retribution.