They always hurt the ones they love...
Sometimes, there's a thin line between love and hate. Or at least that's one theory for DI Zoe Dolan, tracking the Creeper - a stalker who's been breaking into women's homes and attacking them. But the Creeper's violence is escalating and there's no pattern, no clue as to how he's getting in, and no clue as to who's next. Until Jane Webster gets a call to the helpline where she volunteers. It's meant to be a confidential service and Jane is torn - it could be a hoaxer, but the soft voice at the end of the line has the ring of truth about it. He says he loves these women - but it's a love that ends in blood. When Jane tells the police, it should be the lead that Zoe needs - but it only pulls her further into a case that is already taking her dangerously close to the past she's never fully escaped. For Jane, Zoe and all the other young women of the city, suddenly nowhere is safe. Particularly their own bedroom at the dead of night...
About the Author
Steve Mosby is the author of seven previous novels. He won the 2012 CWA Dagger in the Library, and Black Flowers was shortlisted for the THEAKSTONS OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD 2012. He lives in Leeds with his family.
"In his latest psychological thriller, the increasingly impressive Steve Mosby taps into our darkest and most primal fear - that of having our personal space invaded. Powerful and unsettling, it will stay with you long after you've reached the final, killer twist." BELLA "From the opening chapter, which delivers an intriguing shock, this is as taut and as scary a serial killer investigation as a reader could wish for, peopled with well-drawn characters and a sprinkling of red herrings to keep you guessing" IRISH INDEPENDENT "Scary tension level remains high throughout" TIMES Exciting and well written - Mosby excels at catching you off guard. This is a highly recommended read but you may have to leave the light on afterwards. SUNDAY MIRROR With an opening chapter that contains enough of a fright to scare even the most hardened crime reader, The A crime thriller that will leave you suspicious of your bedroom and who may be lurking uninvited within...Nightmare Place, is the latest offering from Steve Mosby. RAVEN CRIME READS The Nightmare Place is a fast-paced page turner that throws you right into the center of the story, leading your mind to race ahead to try and work out how the story will unravel. But no matter how much you try, it will always throw up a surprise or two that will put you back in your place. WE LOVE THIS BOOK "The book rocks along at 90mph, until the car crash of an ending leaves the survivors shaken but alive. Don't miss it." -- Mark Timlin BUZZ Mosby has the talent to build both physical and psychological suspense. And he proves once again that he really knows how to work the strings. Kirkus Mosby expertly intertwines the main plot lines with several subplots in this psychologically attuned thriller Publishers Weekly Mosby joins Ken Bruen, Mo Hayder, Val McDermid, and others on the dark side of UK crime fiction; his thrillers build suspense superbly, but his real strength is in character development. All his characters, particularly the women, are well drawn andcomplex, without a cliche in the bunch. Booklist
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 12th August 2014
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1