A stunning, multi-layered psychological thriller from the highly-acclaimed author of A Likeness in Stone and The Bird Yard.
When Robbie McLaughlan, a Flying Squad officer with London's Metropolitan Police, shoots and kills a robber during a bank raid, his private and professional life begin to fall apart. The family of the dead man discovers McLaughlan's identity, and abducts his young son with the intention of luring McLaughlan to his death. But McLaughlan is a man with a secret and, long estranged from his own father, he ultimately has no option but to turn to the man he despises, for only he can possibly help him.
The Long Close Call is J. Wallis Martin's third novel, and it places her firmly in the first division of the new crime writing generation. - The Times
J Wallis Martin writes chillers with consumate skill. Cleverly plotted, with characters that feel all too authentic, the tension builds at just the right pace. If you like modern thrillers, this author is unmissable. - Choice
A wonderfully tense and atmospheric story - Dartford Times
Spirited action and dialogue - Choice
J. Wallis Martin writes like a dream... An excellent thriller - Shots