Things have got personal for Detective Karen Sharpe - but will she crumble under the pressure?The gripping, hugely suspenseful novel from the author of A CHILD'S GAME.
Karen Sharpe has been promoted to Detective Sergeant, but are the pressures of the job getting too much for her?
When the battered body of a young girl is discovered, it kicks off an inquiry which pushes Karen and a trainee DC, Marcus Roth, too close for comfort, both on and off-duty. The investigation leads to a woman with a violent past - a woman with a six-year-old boy in her care...
As the terrible truth emerges, the inquiry becomes a race against time before another child becomes a victim.
A first-rate thriller with a terrific climax - DAILY TELEGRAPH
The police procedural novel is given the kind of spruce up it has been in need of for some time - DAILY EXPRESS
Drips authenticity from every pore. The author cooks up an excellently complex and tightly-wrought plot and he can construct a true-to-life range of characters... I look forward to many more novels featuring DC Karen Sharpe - TRIBUNE
John Connor drives his complex tale of secrecy and betrayal along at a cracking pace. Not for the faint-hearted, but highly recommended - IRISH INDEPENDENT
There is much to admire in Connor's book... an adult story of sordid crime, a story of horror behind closed curtains of the type that is all too common in our tabloids as a vulnerable woman is destroyed by those who should protect her - Shots Magazine
Connor's plot is enthralling, his characters sharp and vital... A compelling, intelligent thriller, placing everyday normality in dramatic relief against the horrific experiences of Sharpe and her colleagues - FINANCIAL TIMES
John Connor left his job as a barrister to write full time. During the fifteen years of his legal career he prosecuted numerous homicide cases in West Yorkshire and London. He advised the police in numerous proactive drugs and organised crime operations, many involving covert activity. He now lives in Brussels with his wife and two children.