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Book 3 in the DI WILL JACKMAN series

Be under no illusions by her kind face and eloquent manner… This woman is guilty of murder.

Grace Daniels is distraught after her daughter’s body is found in a Leicestershire country lane. With her family falling apart and the investigation going nowhere, Grace’s only solace is the re-emergence of Faye, an old friend who seems to understand her loss.

DI Will Jackman delves into the case, until a family tragedy and a figure from his past threaten to derail him.

When the police discover another victim, the spotlight falls on Grace. Can Jackman find the killer, before she is convicted of a crime she didn’t commit?


'Visceral and compelling reading. Another cracker from Jane Isaac.' Ian Patrick, author of Rubicon

'A well-crafted mystery… Isaac creates some well-drawn three dimensional characters and at each sitting I was left reading more than I intended to. Crime writing at its best.' David Evans

'Jane Isaac just gets better with every book. Deeply unsettling and unputdownable.' Rebecca Bradley, author of the bestselling DI Hannah Robbins series

‘An intelligent, convincing thriller with genuine characters and a pacy plot. Jane Isaac writes unmissable quality crime fiction.’ Michael Wood

'Gripped from the very first page. A highly satisfying, but deeply unsettling tale of a family torn apart. Expertly told from both sides of the investigation ... and just when you think it's over, it's really only the beginning. Mesmerising and disturbing, this is crime-writing at its very best.' June Taylor

'Brilliantly and intricately plotted, Jane Isaac has produced a terrific page-turner’ Lizzie Sirett. Mystery People

'A perfectly executed police investigation into a horrific act of violence and a moving depiction of buried secrets. My first read from Jane Isaac but definitely not my last.' Sarah Ward, Author of In Bitter Chill and A Deadly Thaw

Praise for Jane:

‘A sharp, gripping read… you won’t be able to put down.’ Caroline Mitchell, author of The Silent Twin

‘If you like pacy convincing police procedurals this is one for you.’ Kate Ellis, author of the Wesley Peterson crime series

'I devoured the book in record time' Lisa Cutts, author of the DC Nina Foster series and Mercy Killing

‘A highly skilled writer’ Kate Rhodes, author of the acclaimed Alice Quentin series 

'A very convincing police procedural with the delectable DI Will Jackman at the helm.' Louise Voss, best-selling author

‘A smart, intelligent and tightly woven’ Rebecca Bradley, Author of Shallow Waters

‘An impressive plot’ The Book Bag

 ‘A dark, tense and pacy thriller with satisfying twists.’ SJI Holliday, Author of Black Wood

‘An involving and clever plot’ Mick Herron, CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger Award Winner

‘I found it difficult to put down until I had devoured it completely.’ The Sussex Newspaper

‘Tense and cop-savvy.’ Phil Rickman, best-selling crime writer

‘My kind of book’ Mari Hannah, Author of the Kate Daniel series

‘Clever plotting and construction’ Book Oxygen