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The Hunting Ground: A gripping detective novel that will give you chills

Will Shindler

4 Reviews

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Crime & mystery

The thrilling third book in the unmissable DI Alex Finn and DC Mattie Paulsen series.

THE THIRD NOVEL FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BURNING MEN AND THE KILLING CHOICE, FEATURING DI ALEX FIN AND DCI MATTIE PAULSEN

Sadie Nicholls has been found dead, brutally and strangely murdered, in her South East London flat. Her little boy is missing.

DI Alex Finn and DC Mattie Paulsen know that, in the case of a missing child, it's the first 24 hours that count. They don't have many left to find out where Sadie's son might be and the identity of her killer. Why would anyone want a struggling single mother, loved by many, dead?

But when they realise a similar crime was committed at the same house nearly 20 years ago, a question is on everyone's lips: is this more than just a coincidence?

This is third in Will Shindler's Finn and Paulsen series - a British detective series that ranks with Mark Billingham, M.J. Arlidge and Stuart MacBride.

PRAISE FOR THE DI ALEX FINN AND DC MATTIE PAULSEN SERIES

'Arresting ... an unusual novel with a rising sense of menace' The Sunday Times

'Warm and dealing with recognisable emotions, this is the best kind of police procedural' Literary Review

'An outstanding page-turner' Robin Morgan-Bentley, author of The Wreckage

'A gripping debut with well-rounded characters and an intriguing plot. You won't want it to end' Heat

'The explosive opening hooked me straight in . . . With a cast of credible characters, a twisting plotline and some ingenious twists, the book develops at a cracking pace' Lesley Sanderson, author of The Orchid Girls

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Praise for The Hunting Ground: A gripping detective novel that will give you chills

  • Well-rounded characters and an intriguing plot. You won't want it to end - Heat

  • Praise for the DI Alex Finn series - :

  • Arresting ... an unusual novel with a rising sense of menace - The Sunday Times

  • The pace is good and Finn is a great character. There is also an excellently portrayed organised crime boss - Literary Review

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Will Shindler

Will Shindler has been a broadcast journalist for the BBC for over twenty-five years, spending a decade working in television drama as a scriptwriter on Born and Bred, The Bill and Doctors. His time on these leading prime time dramas has given him a rich grounding in authentic police procedure, powerful character development and gripping narratives. He currently combines reading the news on BBC Radio London with writing crime novels and has previously worked as a television presenter for HTV, a sports reporter for BBC Radio Five Live, and one of the stadium presenters at the London Olympics.

He is the writer of The Burning Men, The Killing Choice and The Hunting Ground. The fourth book in the DI Alex Finn series - The Blood Line - will publish in 2023.

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