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Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781035403448

Price: £20

ON SALE: 28th March 2024

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense / Espionage & Spy Thriller

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‘A cracking crime thriller’ The Sun


1999. A young Detective Constable Louise Mangan crosses the Thames one misty morning in pursuit of a killer. She finds a tranquil community on a leafy island close to Hampton Court Palace, but soon realises that all is not as it seems. There is something evil at play in this quiet suburb, and this junior detective’s questions seem only to scratch the surface.

Twenty years later, a horrific fire brings Detective Chief Superintendent Mangan back to that same island. Soon, she discovers that murder was just a drop in these dark waters.

The river runs deep, and the tide is rising at last. Will the truth rise with it?

Praise for Alan Johnson’s novels:

‘A punchy thriller’ Irish Independent

‘A fast-paced who-done-what’ SAGA Magazine

‘Featuring espionage, the Russian Mafia and a gorgeous female on a train with a deadly secret, the tantalising plot has set Alan up for dominance of the bestseller charts for years to come’ Fiona Phillips

‘Is there no limit to his talents? . . . I absolutely loved Alan’s new thriller, it’s brilliant’ Hunter Davies

‘Johnson’s writing style is easy, relaxed, self-deprecating . . . impressive’ Observer

‘Johnson writes wonderfully’ Telegraph

‘This boy can write . . .’ The Spectator