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To The Lions

by Holly Watt

To The Lions Synopsis

WINNER OF THE 2019 CWA IAN FLEMING STEEL DAGGER SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2019 WILBUR SMITH ADVENTURE WRITING PRIZE CHOSEN AS A TIMES, SUNDAY TIMES, TELEGRAPH AND GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR 'A dark trail of murder, political corruption and lies' i A journalist must follow the clues, no matter how far that takes her. Casey Benedict, star reporter at the Post, has infiltrated the lives and exposed the lies of countless politicians and power players. Using her network of contacts, Casey is always on the search for the next big story, no matter how much danger this might place her in, no matter what cost emotionally. Tipped off by an overheard conversation at an exclusive London nightclub, she begins to investigate the apparent suicide of a wealthy young British man, whose death has left his fiancee and family devastated. Casey's determined hunt for the truth will take her from the glitz of St-Tropez to the deserts of Libya and on to the very darkest corners of the human mind. 'Sensational! I loved it. Superbly plotted, and what a brilliant series lead!' Clare Mackintosh The Dead Line, the second in the Casey Benedict series, publishes in April 2020 and is available for pre-order now

To The Lions Press Reviews

Superbly entertaining ... This promises to be an outstanding series * Telegraph * A first-rate Fleet Street novel ... equally good on the spy-like ploys used by undercover hacks as it is on tensions and teamwork in the newsroom * Sunday Times * Superbly plotted... frighteningly plausible and utterly unforgettable! This is a rollercoaster of a book... To the Lions is quite sensational * Crime Review * This fast-paced thriller follows journalist Casey Benedict on a dark trail of murder, political corruption and lies in a well-told tale that grabs you from the very first page * i * This book is astonishing. Containing the most horrific concept for a crime novel I've ever encountered, it manages also to be beautifully written and tragic. It made me question the value we put on human life and consider what it means to be human. Utterly unforgettable -- Emma Flint, author of 'Little Deaths' Eye-popping in its revelations of undercover journalists' tactics ... Holly Watt's knowledge and experience as an investigative reporter add a seriousness to this fast-moving [thriller] * Literary Review * An amazing book ... Completely riveting ... A breath-holding rollercoaster of a read, which opens doors and windows into the way the world is that are genuinely shocking -- Manda Scott, author of 'A Treachery of Spies' Tightly plotted, frighteningly plausible and packed with insider knowledge, To The Lions is an astonishing debut -- M. W. Craven, author of 'The Puppet Show' Sensational! I loved it. Superbly plotted, and what a brilliant series lead! A sure hit -- Clare Mackintosh, author of 'Let Me Lie'

Book Information

ISBN: 9781526602107
Publication date: 21st February 2019
Author: Holly Watt
Publisher: Raven Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 448 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Thriller / suspense, Espionage & spy thriller,

About Holly Watt

As an award-winning investigative journalist, Holly Watt worked on MPs Expenses and the Panama Papers. She has written for the Sunday Times, the Daily Telegraph and the Guardian. She lives in London. @holly_watt

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