Pub Date 9 Jan 2020
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The case was closed. Now everyone connected is getting killed. Let the games begin…
Henry and Caroline Redfearne’s annual ball is the hottest social event of the year.
But the fun is cut short by the discovery of their son’s body, apparently the victim of a frenzied assault. He was last seen heading off with 17-year-old Sophie Blackwood, and a blood trail seems to show that Sophie has been kidnapped.
DI Dani Stephens, still struggling after an attack by her serial killer brother, is thrown into a desperate search for a murderer who kills and keeps on killing. With Sophie still missing, and no clues in sight, she has nowhere to turn. Nowhere, that is, except her brother...
The next gripping instalment of the DI Stephens series is an unputdownable and twist-filled crime thriller, perfect for readers of Angela Marsons, Robert Bryndza and LJ Ross.
Praise for The Essence of Evil:
“Love the intermingling of Dani’s background and the main murder plot she is investigating plus a super mix of characters all make this for me a 5 star, highly recommended read.”
“I think it’s his best book to date, so many twists and turns. With most crime thrillers I can solve whodunnit by half way through, but not this one, it had me guessing right to the last few pages. DI Dani Stephens is brilliant, a worthy lead character, and so believable - constant mixed emotions, self-doubt but dedicated to the job.”
“This book is riveting from the first page. I was totally gripped and there's so much gory tension and fear”
“Between a fascinating new lead, the serial killer element, the brain injury recovery, interesting flashbacks and an intriguing murder mystery, there is no doubt that The Essence Of Evil is a promising start of a new series and one I can recommend to fans of the genre.”
“Dani is an easy protagonist to root for as the investigation heats up and her emotions struck me as authentic. The mystery was carefully plotted and kept me guessing for far longer than I expected and I was worried that I had lost my ‘sleuth sense’.”