Captivating from the outset, this is the first in the ‘Jessie Flynn Investigation’ series, and what a fabulously readable and dramatic story it is too. 29 year old Dr Jessie Flynn works for the Defence Psychology Unit, she teams up with Captain Ben Callan from the Military Police Special Investigation Branch in an investigation that walks a knotty tightrope of emotions. While there is a whisper of romance, it is the case in hand that dominates the story and Kate Medina keeps the tension ramped up high. The subject matter is not only bang up to date, it is also perfectly judged and when you read into Kate Medina’s background, it all makes sense. With characters full of contradictions and vulnerabilities, a seriously puzzling yet poignant mystery and a fascinating backdrop, I’m really looking forward to the next in the series.
To find a killer, she must unlock a child's terror...The first in an exciting new crime series featuring psychologist Dr Jessie Flynn - a brilliantly complex character who struggles with a dark past of her own. Perfect for fans of Nicci French and Val McDermid. A traumatized little boy Four years old, terrified, disturbed - Sami is a child in need of help. Now it's up to psychologist Dr Jessie Flynn to find the cause of his suffering and unlock his darkest memories, before it's too late. A psychologist with a secret Meanwhile Jessie is haunted by an awful truth of her own. She works alongside former patient, Captain Ben Callan, to investigate a violent death - but the ghosts of her past refuse to leave her. A body washed up on the beach When a burnt corpse is found on the Sussex coast, Jessie begins to uncover a link between her two cases - and a desperate killer will do anything to keep it buried...
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'It comes as no surprise that Medina has created a character of density and intricacy in Flynn. May the series prosper'
'A tense and pacy thriller, 4 stars'
'Medina demonstrates that she's a considerable find'
'Excellent start to a new series'
'[Medina] writes about the horrifying consequences of war from the standpoint of a clear-eyed but sympathetic insider'
'If psychological thrillers are your bag, then look no further than Fire Damage... Tense and hard to put down'
'A haunting thriller'
'An absorbing and convincing thriller... An author who consistently delivers taut, believable and unsettlingly compelling novels'
Publication date: 23/03/2017
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 24/03/2016
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||23rd March 2017|
|Publisher:||Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||Reader Reviewed Books, Crime / Mystery, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense,|
While studying for a degree in Psychology, Kate Medina joined the Territorial Army where she spent five years, first as an officer trainee and then as a Troop Commander in the Royal Engineers. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University and now writes full time. Her debut novel, White Crocodile (published under the name K. T. Medina), a thriller set in the minefields of Cambodia, received widespread critical acclaim. Photo credit: Philippa GedgeMore About Kate Medina