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When Darkness Calls

Mark Griffin

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Crime & mystery

When Darkness Calls is the first in a new London-based thriller series starring criminal psychologist Holly Wakefield and heralds the breakout of a major new talent in crime fiction.

When Darkness Calls is the first in an unputdownable new crime thriller series starring forensic psychologist Holly Wakefield. For fans of Patricia Cornwell, Val McDermid, Robert Galbraith and the TV crime series Luther and Strike.

Do you dare to look into the eye of a serial killer...?

Holly Wakefield works for the NHS as a criminal psychologist specialising in serial killers. She has particular reason to be good at her job - but she keeps that to herself.

When DI Bishop from the Met Police approaches Holly to investigate a recent killing, Holly is horrified by the dismembered bodies and the way they have been theatrically positioned. More shocking still is when the pathologist reveals this is not the first time she has seen these mutilations. It means a serial killer is out there, and they're going to kill again - soon.

Holly is used to chasing serial killers. But this killer has something in common with Holly that she's kept hidden for as long as she can remember. And for the first time since she was a child, Holly is forced to face the darkness of her past...

When Darkness Calls is a gritty, gripping and brilliantly twisty serial killer thriller and introduces Holly Wakefield as one of the most complex and interesting heroines of our time.

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Mark Griffin

Mark Griffin began his writing career with three successive years of gold medals awards in the Hampshire Writing Festival before he moved to Los Angeles sixteen years ago. There, he turned his attention to script writing and development.

After moving back to England, he teamed up award-winning director Steve Kelly and co-wrote the screenplay Final Breath, which is currently in pre-production. His first theatrical play, The Red Room, has Mark starring in the lead role.

In April 2017, Mark was short-listed in the top five out of three and a half thousand entrants in a national crime thriller writing competition sponsored by Random House Publishing and Daily Mail for his debut, When Darkness Calls, the first book in a series starring criminal psychologist Holly Wakefield and DI Bishop of the Met Police.

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