In a city of lost souls, the living and the dead are sometimes too close for comfort...
'This haunting supernatural thriller is full of hidden treasure that will delight you long after you've turned the last page' Sarah Pinborough, bestselling author of Behind Her Eyes
Maria King knows a secret London. Born blind, she knows the city by sound and touch and smell but now that surgery has restored her sight, the world seems a scarier place and she doesn't want to see it.
DCI Jonathan Dark also sees a different side to the city. He's in the shadows, haunted by his failure to save a woman from the hands of stalker, and he won't let it happen again.
Now a killer has set his sights on Maria, and Jonathan must find a way to stop him.
But when gathering evidence, you can't choose your source.
Can you save the living by talking to the dead?
'AK Benedict is snapping at the heels of Ben Aaronovitch as one of the new stars of the sub-genre of crime with a supernatural twist' Sunday Express
AK Benedict is snapping at the heels of Ben Aaronovitch as one of the new stars of the sub-genre of crime with a supernatural twist... A sparkling authorial voice and sassy dialogue keep the weird story grounded but ultimately the novel is, as it should be, haunting - SUNDAY EXPRESS
Written in sinuous, elegant prose with characters that linger in the mind ... one of the more interesting debuts this year - DAILY MAIL on THE BEAUTY OF MURDER
There is much to admire and intrigue in this debut novel. It crosses over several genres to offer us a speculative thriller, complete with murder-mystery, police investigation, philosophy, the aesthetics of murder, time-travel and magic. It's inventive, haunting and compelling - THE LITTLE READER LIBRARY
A fast-paced page-turner, this is a speculative crime thriller that travels to the heart of a series of gruesome crimes by way of a city and person that have far too many secrets written in blood - CORNFLOWER BOOKS on THE BEAUTY OF MURDER
A K Benedict can write beautifully and has imaginative flair - THE GUARDIAN
Wonderfully drawn characters, well-crafted sentences and an eye for just the right detail in the right place
This haunting supernatural thriller is full of hidden treasure that will delight you long after you've turned the last page
Wonderful! The work of an exquisitely twisted imagination
A K Benedict read English at Cambridge and studied creative writing at Sussex. She composed film and television soundtracks, as well as performing as a musician before becoming a full-time writer in 2012. She now writes novels, drama, poetry and short stories, and lives in St Leonards-on-Sea with her dog, Dame Margaret Rutherford. Find out more at www.akbenedict.com or follow her on Twitter @ak_benedict