How much danger would you face to follow a story? Journalist Frankie is about to find out in the gripping new crime novel from Elodie Harper, winner of the Stephen King and Guardian short story competition.
Three women have been found dead in East Anglia. The police deny a connection. TV news reporter Frankie smells a story...
Ava knows that the threat is real. She's been kidnapped by someone claiming to be the killer: a stranger who seems to know everything about her.
As Frankie follows the case, she enters a terrifying online world where men's rage against women may be turning murderous - and where her persistence might just make her a target. And Ava must struggle not only to stay alive... but to stay sane.
From journalist Elodie Harper, THE DEATH KNOCK is a compelling story of the worst that man can do and the hunt for the truth - at all costs.
Elodie Harper is a journalist and prize winning short story writer. Her story 'Wild Swimming' won the Guardian-Hodder The Bazaar of Bad Dreams story competition as 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.
I tore through this book, my heart hammering with Ava's and my head pounding with Frankie's. Fast-paced, unpredictable, and disturbingly real, THE DEATH KNOCK reminds us at every turn what is so frightening about that which is so immediate. Do not flip the page without keeping one eye on the last! — Rebecca F. John
Elodie Harper employs her journalistic background to great effect by breathing life into her gritty news reporter protagonist as she pursues a terrifying serial killer in East Anglia. Frankie's investigations lead her into increasing levels of danger including the menacing attentions of a rabidly misogynistic blogger, a warped advocate of the so-called men's rights movement. A highly-charged and topical thriller. — Vaseem Khan
Gripping and suspenseful. — Neil Spring, author of The Ghost Hunters
Gripping, chilling and physically impossible to put down. She scares me. But I loved every second of it. — Ross Armstrong, author of The Watcher
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
A wonderful new arrival in the 'Norfolk Noir' genre, this deliciously gripping novel casts the familiar setting of Norwich and its surroundings in a grim and haunting new light. — Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent
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