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Introducing DCI Jack Hawksworth, Scotland Yard's brightest talent, in this cracking crime novel from the bestselling author of The Tea Gardens.

A spate of seemingly unconnected murders in southern England prompt a high-profile taskforce to be formed and led by DCI Jack Hawksworth, one of the Force’s new rising stars who combines modern methods with old-school instincts.

The victims appear as disparate as their style of death; the only link that Hawk and his team can pull together is that the murdered are all men of an identical age. The taskforce has nothing but cold cases of decades past to comb through in the hope that they might find a clue to who is behind the savagery.

A heart-stopping tale of brutal revenge with a chilling twist by a powerhouse Australian author.

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  • Trade Paperback

    9780143794851

    January 8, 2019

    Michael Joseph Australia

    512 pages

    RRP $37.00

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  • Audio Download

    9781760891121

    March 15, 2019

    Penguin AU Audio Adult

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  • EBook

    9780143794868

    January 8, 2019

    Penguin eBooks

    512 pages

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Extract

1

5 November 2002

Jean Farmer took the call, and regretted instantly that she’d been the one to pick up the phone. She knew the Sheriffs and hated that she would now have to ruin Mike’s night out at the Castle Hotel with the news from Lincoln Hospital.

‘How serious is it, Sister?’ she asked.

‘Not as bad as it first appeared, I’m glad to say,’ the nurse from casualty explained. ‘We’re sending her home, but she was crying for her dad and I promised Mrs Sheriff we’d call him.’

‘What exactly should I tell him?’

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