By Dreda Say Mitchell
DI Rio Wray returns in this break-neck-speed thriller from Dreda Say Mitchell, author of Geezer Girls.
Teenager Nikki Bell is the only witness to the brutal murder of two members of her family and their cleaner. She's lucky to be alive. But the murder isn't a one-off. It's part of a bigger, more violent attack planned on affluent families in the area - and now Nikki, as the only living witness, is a dangerous threat to the well-orchestrated scheme.
As the net draws tighter around the killers, DI Rio Wray must do whatever it takes to keep Nikki alive. But when you're dealing with criminals, there's no line they won't cross... In a kill-or-be-killed-world, who will be first to pull the trigger?
Born and bred in the East End of London, Dreda Say Mitchell has seen it all from the inside. After a string of jobs as a waitress, chambermaid and catering assistant she realised her dream of becoming a teacher. During this time she saw a new generation of East Enders grappling with the same problems she had but in an even more violent and unforgiving world. Dreda's books are inspired by the gritty, tough and criminal world she grew up in. She still lives in London's East End. In 2016, she became a Reading Ambassador for the Reading Agency to promote literacy and libraries.
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08 Oct 2015
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Hodder & Stoughton
In DI Rio Wray, Dreda Say Mitchell has created a terrific character... Say Mitchell has positioned herself as the most authentic chronicler of crime and punishment in multiracial London — The Times
A meaty mixture of whodunnit and witness-protection saga...zippy, twisty plot...and a bevvy of memorable supporting goodies and baddies — The Sunday Times
A vivid and original take on the police procedural and a very enjoyable novel — Jessica Mann, Literary Review
Praise for Dreda Say Mitchell — :
In this thoughtful but thrilling tale, Mitchell's wonderful creation DI Rio Wray has to cope with racism from
a colleague as well as protecting the life of a 16-year-old girl who has witnessed a brutal triple murder.
— Sunday Express books of the year
Breathless from the first word and thrilling to the last — Lee Child
Wonderful vivid writing and a truly original voice. — Peter James
Dreda Say Mitchell is right up there at the forefront of British crime fiction — Simon Kernick