The Death Knock
By Elodie Harper
The gripping follow up to THE BINDING SONG, from the winner of the Stephen King and Guardian short story competition.
Is there a serial killer in East Anglia? The police deny it. Journalist Frankie suspects they're wrong. Student Ava knows they're wrong... because she's just been abducted by him.
This is a gripping novel in which suspense meets investigation - as Ava struggles to stay alive, and Frankie finds herself far closer to the case than she'd anticipated...
Elodie Harper is a news journalist herself and THE DEATH KNOCK is an authentic, terrifying story of dark deeds and the hunt for the truth.
Elodie Harper is a journalist and prize winning short story writer. Her story 'Wild Swimming' won the 2016 Bazaar of Bad Dreams short story competition, run by The Guardian and Hodder & Stoughton and judged by Stephen King. She is currently a reporter and presenter at ITV News Anglia, and before that worked as a producer for Channel 4 News. She is married with a young son.
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12 Jul 2018
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Praise for The Binding Song — -
A splendidly unsettling debut - a chilling mystery to be read with the lights on and your back to the wall. — John Connolly, author of the Charlie Parker series
I was completely engrossed. A sinister, creepy read that leaves the reader questioning everyone and trusting no-one. — Debbie Howells, author of The Bones of You
Brilliant. I had shivers. — Jenny Blackhurst, author of Before I Let You In
Elodie Harper's first novel, set in HMP Halvergate, has become all the more possible, given what else has been going on beyond our prison walls. Plotting, pace and writing render The Binding Song a must read.
— Jon Snow
Creepy from the word go, utterly compelling and hauntingly tragic - but I'll warn you now - you might have to sleep with the lights on. — SJI Holliday, author of The Damselfly
Breathtakingly atmospheric and chilling — Claire McGowan, author of A Savage Hunger