Would you commit murder, just to fit in?
The UK is gripped by the threat of gang violence - the media is building on that hysteria, convincing us that knife crime is rife and the streets are flooded with guns and drugs. So when a member of a notorious girl gang is charged with a brutal murder, sympathy is in short supply. Enter Lilly Valentine, a tough talking lawyer who is never prepared to take things at face value and is determined to uncover the truth, whatever the cost.
A gripping crime novel that will force every reader to reassess what they think they know about society and gang culture.
Praise for Helen Black:
'A dark and gripping read that will have you on the edge of your seat' Closer magazine
'A fantastic first novel [A Place of Safety].' Jane Elliott
'Terrific! A great read from start to finish.' [Dishonour] Jessie Keane author of Jail Bird.
''Unexpected and moving... A Place of Safety is written with sympathy and humour' EuroCrime
A dark and gripping read that will have you on the edge of your seat. - Closer magazine
Unexpected and moving ... A Place of Safety is written with sympathy and humour. - EuroCrime
A leading lady surely destined for primetime. - The Pulse
Frightening, depressing and knowledgeable. - Country Life
HELEN BLACK grew up in Pontefract, West Yorkshire. At 18 she went to Hull university and left three years later with a tattoo on her shoulder and a law degree. She became a lawyer in Peckham and soon had a loyal following of teenagers needing legal advice and bus fares. She ended up working in Luton, working predominantly for children going through the care system.
Helen is married to a long-suffering lawyer and is the mother of young twins which take up 90% of her waking hours.