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The Night Stalker

by Clare Donoghue

Part of the Detective Jane Bennett and Mike Lockyer series Series

The Night Stalker Synopsis

'This is just my kind of book' - Ann Cleeves. The Night Stalker is a compelling crime thriller from Clare Donoghue. Dead Woman's Ditch. The site of a grisly two-hundred-year-old murder - and a recent hit and run. When a young woman's body is found at the macabre landmark in Somerset's Quantock Hills, DI Mike Lockyer and Sergeant Jane Bennett are called in to investigate. They find a community gripped by fear and superstition. The locals won't venture out at night, believing there's a man stalking the hills; a phantom cloaked in folklore and legend, keeping the sinister legacy of Dead Woman's Ditch alive. Confronted by a hostile CID team and a murder victim with close ties to their own squad, Lockyer and Bennett will have to accept what they can't see before they can find what's really there . . . The Night Stalker follows Trust No One in this compelling crime series.

The Night Stalker Press Reviews

This is just my kind of book - clear, unobtrusive writing, a good range of well-defined and credible characters and a terrific sense of place. Nothing flash or showy to distract from the story. It's a novel that one can lose oneself in while reading because the central characters become friends -- Ann Cleeves A tense police procedural that has its roots in legend and local folklore. I loved it -- Elly Griffiths Clare Donoghue needs no introduction from me, but this one really is a cracker. If you like your cop stuff set in grim places and wrapped in ancient mystery, then this is totally one for you -- Paul Finch Deft plotting, a well-realised and atmospheric Quantocks setting and an involving central mystery - The Night Stalker is a true page-turner that marks the beginning of an intriguing and compelling new direction for Clare Donoghue and detectives Lockyer and Bennett -- Chris Ewan This deftly written novel explores a chilling hit-and-run on the site of a two-hundred-year-old murder in Somerset's Quantock Hills. As detectives Bennett and Lockyer face down a hostile CID team whilst struggling to solve the case, they're also battling personal demons. Creepy, compelling and unputdownable. -- Fiona Cummins The unravelling of folklore, mystery and murder make for a heart-racing page turner * Daily Mail *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781447284741
Publication date: 10th August 2017
Author: Clare Donoghue
Publisher: Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 432 pages
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Clare Donoghue

After ten years in London, working for a City law firm, Clare Donoghue moved back to her home town in Somerset to undertake an MA in creative writing at Bath Spa University. Never Look Back was her first novel and in 2011 she was longlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger.

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