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.
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.
(P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited
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.
The author's journalistic experience adds authenticity to a gruesome chiller with a killer so creepy you'll be double-locking your door. — Sunday Mirror
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
Chilling, intelligent, and highly addictive. Superb. — Will Dean, author of Dark Pines
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
Riveting and scarily believable, THE DEATH KNOCK left me gasping for air. — Laura Purcell, author of The Silent Companions
Haunting and wonderfully written. — Woman
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
From the first page, you have a sense of the harsh realities a journalist must face, but more than that Elodie Harper takes you into the mind of not only the victim, but the killer too, with convincing chilling clarity. — Amanda Reynolds, author of Close To Me
This book is so scarily realistic with a chilling plot and vivid, likeable protagonists. Very clever! This should be on TV. Warning though - it will keep you awake at night! I couldn't put it down. — Claire Douglas, author of Last Seen Alive
The danger feels real in this young-women-in-peril gripper. — Karen Robinson, Sunday Times Crime Club
Well plotted and well written. — Literary Review