How much danger would you face to follow a story? Journalist Frankie is about to find out in the gripping new crime novel from Elodie Harper, winner of the Stephen King and Guardian short story competition.
Three women have been found dead in East Anglia. The police deny a connection. TV news reporter Frankie smells a story.
Ava knows the threat is real. She's been kidnapped by a stranger who seems to know everything about her. Now she must fight both to stay alive and to stay sane.
As Frankie follows the case, she enters a terrifying online world where men's rage against women has turned murderous - and where her persistence will make her a target.
The Death Knock is a compelling story of the hunt for the truth - at all costs.
I tore through this book, my heart hammering with Ava's and my head pounding with Frankie's. Fast-paced, unpredictable, and disturbingly real, THE DEATH KNOCK reminds us at every turn what is so frightening about that which is so immediate. Do not flip the page without keeping one eye on the last!
Gripping, chilling and physically impossible to put down. She scares me. But I loved every second of it.
Elodie Harper employs her journalistic background to great effect by breathing life into her gritty news reporter protagonist as she pursues a terrifying serial killer in East Anglia. Frankie's investigations lead her into increasing levels of danger including the menacing attentions of a rabidly misogynistic blogger, a warped advocate of the so-called men's rights movement. A highly-charged and topical thriller.
Gripping and suspenseful.
Elodie Harper is a journalist and prize winning short story writer. Her story 'Wild Swimming' won the Guardian-Hodder The Bazaar of Bad Dreams story competition as judged by Stephen King. She is currently a reporter and presenter at ITV News Anglia, and before that worked as a producer for Channel 4 News.