`Utterly gripping and hauntingly realistic, I raced through this in one sitting' LISA HALL The brilliant new crime novel from Lisa Cutts - the author who puts the reader at the heart of a police investigation. When DI Harry Powell is called to a shooting in East Rise, he recognises the address.
Martha Lipton, convicted sex offender, lives in one of the ground floor flats.
The other occupants vary from a drug dealer to a serving police officer. At first, hostility from local people makes the team's job all the more difficult for them to work out if the bullet was in fact meant for one of the other residents.
The victim is not fatally injured but, clearly terrified, also refuses to engage with the team. Can Harry get to the bottom of what is scaring everyone into silence, before more dead bodies appear?Authoritative and experienced, Lisa Cutts is the author of five police procedural novels, based on her twenty years of policing work. 'Once I'd picked up Lost Lives I didn't move a muscle until I'd finished it.
Not only a smart, compulsive police procedural but also a candid and compassionate exposure of people trafficking: I read with a growing sense of horror and shame.
An important story, superbly and entertainingly told.
Hard to pull off, but Lisa Cutts does it with heart and style' LOUISE CANDLISH, author of OUR HOUSEPraise for Lisa Cutts: 'Brutal, harrowing and compelling, Mercy Killing deftly challenges everything you thought you knew about police investigations.
Lisa Cutts has a unique voice: empathetic, observant, incisive.
This is a book to devour and recommend; everyone should read it' ELIZABETH HAYNES, author of Into the Darkest Corner `I SO enjoyed Mercy Killing.
Taut. Tense. Insider knowledge leaps from every page' SIMON BOOKER, author of Without Trace
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
- Publication Date: 15/11/2018
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781471168291