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When Darkness Calls: A dark and twisty serial killer thriller

Mark Griffin

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A Holly Wakefield thrill, Crime & mystery

The killing starts when the lights go out . . . 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.

'A thrilling new talent' Peter James

'Utterly compelling' Lesley Kara, bestselling author of The Rumour

'Wow . . . As many twists and turns as a rollercoaster!' Amy Lloyd, bestselling author of The Innocent Wife

'Mightily impressive . . . Deviously plotted, with a bleak thread of intriguing twists' Daily Mail


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...

The first book in a bestselling new serial killer series. For fans of Patricia Cornwell, Val McDermid, Robert Galbraith and the TV's Luther and Line of Duty.

***Pre-order Mark Griffin's second novel, When Angels Sleep, in the bestselling Holly Wakefield series now***

What readers are saying about When Darkness Calls:

'Gripping, shocking, nail biting!' Reader review, 5 stars

'A must read book!' Reader review, 5 stars

'Outstanding' Reader review, 5 stars

'A moving, intense rollercoaster!' Reader review, 5 stars

'You have to read this book!' Reader review, 5 stars

'Brilliant . . . you won't want to put it down' Reader review, 5 stars

'Compulsive' Reader review, 5 stars

'Couldn't put it down!' Reader review, 5 stars

'I was glued to this cover to cover' Reader review, 5 stars

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Praise for When Darkness Calls: A dark and twisty serial killer thriller

  • 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

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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 book in his crime thriller series starring criminal psychologist Holly Wakefield and DI Bishop of the Met Police.

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