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Lovemurder

By Saul Black

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The second spine-chilling serial-killer thriller featuring homicide detective Valerie Hart from the author of the critically-acclaimed THE KILLING LESSONS

REMEMBER HER FACE. IT WILL BE THE LAST ONE YOU SEE.

Troubled San Francisco homicide detective Valerie Hart is planning a rare weekend away from the job when she gets the call. A body has been found. A woman, brutally murdered. And the cryptic note left by the body is addressed to Valerie.

The victim is unknown to her, but as Valerie analyses the scene, the clues begin to point in a deeply disturbing direction: to a maximum security prison where a woman called Katherine Glass is awaiting execution for a series of gruesome killings. And Valerie was the cop who put her there.

The last thing Valerie wants to do is re-enter Katherine's twisted world, but when a second body is discovered, with another puzzling clue, she realises she has no choice. Katherine Glass holds the key to the killings, and Valerie needs to find out what she knows before the murders come even closer to home.

Even if it means playing a deadly game where once again, the psychopathic killer holds all the cards.

Biographical Notes

Saul Black has written numerous acclaimed novels under his real name Glen Duncan, including The Last Werewolf trilogy and I, Lucifer. He lives in London.

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  • ISBN: 9781409165286
  • Publication date: 17 Nov 2016
  • Page count: 368
  • Imprint: Orion
Brutally compelling serial killer thriller... told at blistering pace. — Daily Mail
Explosively exciting... The sheer brilliance of the prose and the pace of the action sweeps you up into a utterly believable world. — Sunday Mirror
Knuckle-whiteningly terrifying. — Sunday Express
Hard, fast and dark. — Sunday Sport
Brimming with stomach-churning violence, spine-tingling psychological tension, black humour and fast-paced action, these pulsating, brutal, graphic stories, written from the darkest corners of crime fiction are not for the faint-hearted ... Saul dishes up a complex, clever and compelling chiller-thriller as Valerie plays cat-and-mouse with a ruthless murderer and an enigmatic female accomplice whose motives remain electrifyingly uncertain and menacing ... Writing with his trademark flair, intelligence and fluidity, Saul turns the tense, unnerving confrontations between the inscrutable Katherine and the cool-headed Valerie into a series of edge-of-the-seat show-stoppers ... Intriguing, unsettling and utterly compulsive, this is a series that could run and run. — Lancashire Evening Post
An easy read, with a compelling plot that develops atpace until its chilling climax. — Crime Scene
Black is British but with an authentic American thriller style, his darkly poetic descriptive touch creates a stealthy, sinister mood, that builds to an unbearably tense climax ...the suspense is electric. — Peterborough Telegraph
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