Deep Dark Water
A tense crime thriller to keep you up all night
by Lara Dearman
Pub Date 24 Aug 2018
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An atmospheric new crime series set in the Channel Islands, for readers of Ann Cleeves, Peter May and LJ Ross, introducing investigative journalist Jennifer Dorey.
Jennifer Dorey thinks she is safe.
Following a traumatic incident in London, Jennifer has returned to her childhood home in Guernsey, taking a job as a reporter at the local newspaper.
After the discovery of a drowned woman on a beach, she uncovers a pattern of similar deaths that have taken place over the past fifty years.
Together with DCI Michael Gilbert, an officer on the verge of retirement, they follow a dark trail of island myths and folklore to 'Fritz', the illegitimate son of a Nazi soldier. His work, painstakingly executed, has so far gone undetected.
But with his identity about to be uncovered, the killer now has Jennifer in his sights.
And home is the last place she should be.
DEEP DARK WATER introduces readers to returning characters journalist Jennifer Dorey and DCI Michael Gilbert. Previously published as The Devil's Claw
What readers are saying about Lara Dearman's Channel Island mysteries:
'I've never been to Guernsey but this book has made me add it to my bucket list!'
'Reminds me of the excellent "Bergerac" detective series.'
'I can't wait for the next Jennifer Dorey instalment'
'Guernsey makes a wonderful setting for the book'
'Found it very gripping and could not put it down.'