Jonathan Dark or The Evidence Of Ghosts
By A. K. Benedict
How do you catch a killer when all you have is The Evidence of Ghosts...?
Maria King knows a secret London. Born blind, she knows the city by sound and touch and smell. But surgery has restored her sight - only for her to find she doesn't want it.
Jonathan Dark sees the shadowy side of the city. A DI with the Metropolitan Police, he is haunted by his failure to save a woman from the hands of a stalker. Now it seems the killer has set his sights on Maria, and is leaving her messages in the most gruesome of ways.
Tracing the source of these messages leads Maria and Jonathan to a London they never knew. Finding the truth will mean seeing a side to the city where life and death is a game played by the powerful, where everyone is lost but nothing is missing, and where all the answers are hiding, if only they listen to the whispers on the streets.
Shot through with love and loss, ghosts and grief, A K Benedict weaves a compelling mystery that will leave you looking over your shoulder and asking what lurks in the dark.
A K Benedict is 34 and read English at Cambridge and studied creative writing at Sussex. She now composes film and television soundtracks, as well as performing as a musician. She lives in Hastings. Find out more at www.akbenedict.com.
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25 Feb 2016
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'AK Benedict is snapping at the heels of Ben Aaronovitch as one of the new stars of the sub-genre of crime with a supernatural twist... A Sparkling authorial voice and sassy dialogue keep the weird story grounded but ultimately the novel is, as it should be, haunting.' — SUNDAY EXPRESS
A meeting between the hair-raising and the everyday, which makes it a good read for that chilled night in... unless you're on your own... Do you hear something scuttling? — BOOKBAG
'AK Benedict has combined the hardboiled with the supernatural in a manner that is both gripping and stylish... a tense 21st century Gothic in which the modern world and echoes of the past come together to create something excitingly new.' — CRIME SCENE
'Truly original... Add revengeful ghosts helping and hindering the living, loving evocations of London's river and dark side, conspiracies by the handful and characters quite unlike those encountered in your average modern British crime novel and you have a potent cocktail that will linger in your mind and nightmares for ages.' — Maxim Jakubowski, LOVE READING