THE SECOND NOVEL FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BURNING MEN, FEATURING DI ALEX FINN AND DCI MATTIE PAULSEN
5* RATING ON NETGALLEY ‘Don’t think I’ve loved a Detective as much since Idris Elba’s John Luther’
‘Will Schindler’s books have all the hallmarks of future classics of this genre’
‘A sharp police procedural with an interesting plot’
‘The greatest strengths lies in the terrific police team whose characters are so well fleshed out they feel real’
‘I loved the storyline, it kept me on edge till the end’
‘A real contender, which is up there with the best’ ‘Leave your daughter with me, or I will kill you both’
It felt like a normal Friday evening before Karl and his daughter Leah were ambushed by a figure in a blank mask. At knife point, Karl is forced to make an impossible choice. Stay and die, or walk away from Leah and take this thug’s word that they both will live.
Should Karl trust a villain and leave his daughter with a knife at her throat? Could he ever live with himself if he did?
It’s not long before more seemingly unconnected and innocent people across London are offered a deal in exchange for their life. More blood is spilled, more families shattered, and more people are left to suffer with the consequences of their decisions.
DI Alex Finn and DC Mattie Paulsen must hunt for a killer that appears to have no face, no motive and no conscience before more victims are forced to make their choice.
This is second in Will Shindler’s Finn and Paulsen series – a British detective series that ranks with Mark Billingham, M.J. Arlidge and Stuart MacBride. ***Order the third novel in the Finn and Paulsen series, THE HUNTING GROUND, now!***
PRAISE FOR THE BURNING MEN ‘Arresting…an unusual novel with a rising sense of menace’ The Sunday Times
‘A gripping debut with well-rounded characters and an intriguing plot. You won’t want it to end’ Heat
‘An unmissable debut’ Sunday Express S Magazine
‘The pace is good and Finn is a great character. There is also an excellently portrayed organised crime boss’ Literary Review
‘Well-constructed and cleverly penned, this is one that starts strongly, continues powerfully and ends with a very satisfying bang. It’s about consequences, consciences and morals intertwined with some gruesome scenes and a thumping good ride’ NetGalley Reader
‘If, like me, you are the kind of reader who likes to be in on the ground floor of a brand-new series, then get The Burning Men on your pre-order to be read lists because this is one of those times. . .’ NetGalley Reader
‘This is a great read about greed and treachery. An engaging, exciting read which I read in one sitting. Lots of red herrings, twists and turns’ NetGalley Reader