By Steve Mosby
This is not a story about a girl who disappeared. This is the story about a girl who came back...
'An electrifyingly scary thriller' Daily Mail
Black flowers for the missing ones mean they're never coming back...
As if from nowhere, she appears one day on a seaside promenade, with a black flower and a horrifying story about where she's been. But telling that story will start a chain reaction of dangerous lies and deadly illusions that will claim many more victims in the years to come.
When Neil Dawson's father commits suicide, he is obviously devastated. But through his grief, Neil knows something isn't right. Among his father's possessions, he finds a copy of an old novel, The Black Flower. Opening it will take Neil into an investigation full of danger, pain and subterfuge.
Hannah Price is also mourning her father, having followed his footsteps into the police force. When she gets assigned to Neil's father's case, it will lead her on a journey into her own past and to the heart of a shattering secret.
Steve Mosby lives and works in Leeds. His novels have been translated widely and longlisted for the Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year Award. He is also a winner of the CWA Dagger in the Library. Find out more at: www.theleftroom.co.uk.
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10 Jan 2019
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Steve Mosby is one of the most consistently and innovatively creepy writers working right now. — Eva Dolan
Mosby has become renowned for thrillers that reach into dark places where most British crime writers are afraid to go — Sunday Express
Steve Mosby should be up there with the Mark Billinghams of the crime-horror genre — Metro
An electrifyingly scary thriller — Daily Mail
Tense and gripping — Guardian