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When Angels Sleep: A twisty, heart-racing serial killer thriller

Mark Griffin

6 Reviews

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Crime & mystery, Crime & criminology

Only the darkest killers prey on the innocent . . . The second gripping thriller in the Holly Wakefield series, perfect for fans of Mark Billingham, Val McDermid, Peter James and TV crime series Luther.

'A thrilling new talent' PETER JAMES

'Dark, compelling . . . one of the best police procedurals I've read for a long time' M. W. CRAVEN

On a cold winter's morning, the body of a young boy is discovered in Epping Forest.

The body is pristine and peaceful, his head resting gently on a pillow, an angel pendant clenched in his small fist. It is a murder as carefully planned as it is brutal, and there's one person DI Bishop needs back on his team to help solve such a calculated crime.

Holly Wakefield, criminal psychologist for the Met Police, is better than anyone Bishop knows at getting inside the brains of psychopaths. But with the body count rising, it's going to take all their strength and resolve to stop the serial killer before any more angels are put to their rest . . .

The second gripping serial killer thriller in the Holly Wakefield series, perfect for fans of Mark Billingham, Stuart MacBride, Robert Bryndza and TV crime series Luther.

What readers are saying about When Angels Sleep:

'Wow . . . An astonishingly gripping novel that grabbed me by the throat from the get-go'

'Awestruck, I finished this book with shaking hands and a pounding heart. Edge-of-your-seat stuff. Simply brilliant'

'A dark, riveting and absolutely compulsive must-read'

'I read it in one sitting as I couldn't wait to find out how it would end'

'Absolute must read . . . you won't be disappointed'

'Total page turner from start to finish'

'An immensely satisfying read and an absolutely gripping thriller'

'Unputdownable . . . would highly recommend'

'Amazing . . . I read it in a day'

'What a brilliant read, full of tension as the investigation gains pace, great characters, dark humour, and grips you right from the start to the end'

'Mark Griffin strikes again. Phenomenal'

'The writing is more expertly crafted, drawing you deeper into the darkness and walking with the characters as the desperate events unfold'

'Another masterpiece from Mark Griffin'

'Such a thrilling read that I couldn't put it down'

'Tightly plotted, intricate twists and turns, very human characters'

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Praise for When Angels Sleep: A twisty, heart-racing serial killer thriller

  • Praise for the Holly Wakefield series:

  • Mark Griffin is a thrilling new talent, destined to become a big name in British crime writing

  • Mightily impressive . . . deviously plotted, with a bleak thread of intriguing twists - Daily Mail

  • Meticulously plotted and devious in its execution, Mark Griffin's debut novel is utterly compelling. I can't wait to read the rest of the Holly Wakefield series

  • Wow. I read this in less than a day. As many twists and turns as a rollercoaster! A fascinating lead character with a deliciously dark secret. It's the kind of writing which grabs you and won't let you go

  • Dark, compelling and expertly paced . . . one of the best police procedurals I've read for a long time

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Mark Griffin

Mark Griffin began his writing career when he was a teenager, with three successive years of gold medal awards in the Hampshire Writing Festival. In 1996 he moved to Los Angeles, where he turned his attention to acting, script writing and development.

After returning to England, Mark continued in this profession, and in April 2017 was shortlisted in the top five out of 3500 entrants in a national crime thriller writing competition sponsored by Random House Publishing and the Daily Mail for his debut, When Darkness Calls.

When Darkness Calls is the first thriller starring criminal psychologist Holly Wakefield and it was longlisted for the CWA New Blood Dagger Award in 2019. When Angels Sleep is the second Holly Wakefield thriller.

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