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Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781035414659

Price: £10.99

ON SALE: 1st February 2024

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

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London in the early nineties is a hotbed of political activism and intrigue, prey and predator, and times are changing fast – too fast for DCI Rick Bailey, who is starting to think he cannot keep up. But then a young woman goes missing in the run-up to Christmas, and he’s convinced Alice’s disappearance is related to an unsolved murder that has haunted him for the last three years.

He stumbles upon a suspect connected to all the clues, among them a care worker facing betrayal and abuse, a cemetery worker hearing music that does not play, an activist running from himself and a blind man who sees more than anyone else.

Who will lead them to Alice before the church bells ring?


Praise for S. J. Butler:

‘S.J. Butler writes like a dream and tells tales from the stuff of nightmares . . . This is high-octane crime fiction’ TONY PARSONS

‘Class warfare in all its glory or goriness’ TONY MILLINGTON

‘⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ This story gets hold of you and makes you shudder. Five stars’

‘⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ An extraordinarily fantastic literary thriller. A huge five star read for me’

‘⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Plenty of twists to keep you guessing! Just brilliant’

‘⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Gritty, well written, a real page turner’

‘⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Gem of a debut’

‘⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Great twists and turns . . . Can’t wait to read more of S. J Butlers books!!’

An addictive and nail-biting crime thriller from the author of Between the Lines and Deadly Lesson. Perfect for fans of Biba Pearce, Robert Bryndza and Patricia Gibney.