The Edge

by Chris Simms

Crime / Mystery Thriller and Suspense

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Simms plunges DI Jon Spicer in to his most personal case. When his brother is brutally murdered Spicer finds his investigations lead him to a tight knit Peak District community who seem to have plenty to hide.  Simms is definitely a talent to watch, a rising star...

The Edge Synopsis

It's the phone call DI Jon Spicer has long feared - his wild younger brother has been found dead. He has been murdered and horribly mutilated. Aware Dave was involved in drugs, Jon had hoped to steer him away from his doomed and self-destructive fate. Full of anger, he heads to the town where Dave's body was discovered, bent on finding the killer. Meanwhile, Dave's young girlfriend, Zoe, is trapped in an inner-city hell. Vulnerable, destitute and now alone, she is being hunted by the vicious criminal Dave owed money to.


Arriving in the Peak District, Jon finds a community with plenty to hide. With time running out and his distraught family cracking under the strain, Jon realises the truth of his brother's death lies in two places: with a frightened girl trapped somewhere among Manchester's tower-blocks and out on the bleak heights overlooking the secretive rural town.

The Good Book Guide Review

DI Jon Spicer is in for an unpleasant shock when he receives a phone call telling him that the body of his younger brother – more rebellious and wilder than Jon – has been found on the moor, grotesquely mutilated. Has his life of drugs led to this sorry end? Guilt as much as anger becomes an engine to drive Spicer in discovering the truth behind his brother’s death. The Edge is more chilling fare from the always-reliable Chris Simms.

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ISBN: 9781409103202
Publication date: 18/03/2010
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781409103202
Publication date: 18th March 2010
Author: Chris Simms
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Genres: Crime / Mystery, Thriller / Suspense,

About Chris Simms

Chris Simms is married with four children and works as a freelance copywriter. His acclaimed novel, 'Killing the Beasts' was selected as a Best Crime book for 2005 by SHOTS magazine. His second novel, 'Pecking Order', was selected as a Best British crime novel by DEADLY PLEASURES magazine. Chris Simms lives in Marple, near Manchester.

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