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Graphically violent Newcastle, hard-boiled tale of torture, pain and depravity. Not for the faint-hearted.
Comparison: Frank Lean, David Peace, Chuck Palahniuk.
Similar this month: None but try Peter James or Stuart MacBride.
Once a renowned investigative journalist, since the unsolved disappearance of his 6-year-old son, Joe Donovan has lived a broken, reclusive life in a bleak Northumberland village. He's abruptly thrust back into the real world when a teenage boy makes contact, in desperate need of his help. Jamal has in his possession something that holds a key to Donovan's past, a past that can only be unlocked by forcing him to make a terrifying journey into the present.
As long buried secrets begin to emerge and bodies pile up, Donovan finds himself caught up in a harrowing web of fear. In order to survive and uncover the disturbing truth at the heart of the dangerous world he's found himself in, he puts together a team to help him, a team of outsiders that doesn't care which side of the law it operates on. And Donovan will need their help. For he and Jamal are being hunted by a death metal addicted serial killer. A killer with a 100% success rate. A killer who doesn't know the meaning of the word mercy.
|Publication date:||3rd January 2006|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Ltd|
|Primary Genre||Crime and Mystery|
Closing date: 01/08/2021
Born and raised in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Martyn Waites has held two writing residencies at Huntercombe Young Offenders Institution and HMP Chelmsford. He currently runs arts-based workshops for socially excluded teenagers. Martyn's previous novels include BORN UNDER PUNCHES and THE WHITE ROOM.More About Martyn Waites