Sorry, this site requires JavaScript enabled.
Head of Zeus
The Bad Place
05 Sep 2019 * HARDBACK * £18.99 * 9781788548267

Six children were taken. Only five came home. Twenty years later, we find out why. First in a new thriller series set in the Thames estuary.

Fiction / FH (Thrillers)
Extent: 368 pages  Format: 228 x 145 mm
Exclusive: GB CA AU NZ IN ZA SG US
A Dark And Distant Shore
In White Ink
An Unravelling
The Woman in the Wood
One Bad Thing
To Die For
To Kill For
To Fight For
Also by M.K. Hill
The Bad PlaceM.K. Hill

A Times Crime Book of the Month.

'Everything a police procedural should be: sharp, funny, moving and tremendously exciting' The Times.

'Absorbing and twisty' Mark Edwards.

The newspapers called it The Bad Place. A remote farm out on the Thames estuary, where six children were held captive for two weeks. Five of them got out alive.

That was twenty years ago. Now adults, they meet up annually to hold a vigil for their friend who died. The only rule is that no-one can talk about what happened the night they escaped. But at this year's event, one of them witnesses a kidnapping. A young girl, Sammi, is bundled into a van in front of their eyes.

DI Sasha Dawson, of Essex Police, is certain that the key to finding Sammi lies in finding out the truth about The Bad Place. But she also knows that with every second she spends trying to unlock the past, the clock ticks down for the missing girl...

Is history repeating itself? Is one of the five responsible? Or is someone sending them a twisted message?

PRAISE FOR THE BAD PLACE:

'Dark, gripping and fast paced, The Bad Place grabs a hold and won't let you go ... Addictive summer reading' Katerina Diamond.

'Superb, smart, seat-edge stuff. DI Sasha Dawson is a brilliant creation' William Shaw.

'Utterly compelling and brilliantly realistic, The Bad Place is Mark's best book yet. One that will appeal to crime fans everywhere' Lisa Hall.

Mark Hill was a journalist and an award-winning music radio producer before becoming a full-time writer. The first novel in the Sasha Dawson series, The Bad Place, was described as 'everything a police procedural should be' by The Times, who also named it as their crime book of the month. He lives in London.

Brand new series set in Essex, starring working mother DI Sasha Dawson.

Original hook and packed with twists.

Author is well-networked with the crime community.

MARKET: M.J. Arlidge; Mark Edwards; Steve Cavanagh.


'Everything a police procedural should be: sharp, funny, moving and tremendously exciting' The Times (Crime Book of the Month)

'Dark, gripping and fast paced, The Bad Place grabs a hold and wont let you go ... Addictive summer reading' Katerina Diamond

'Superb, smart, seat-edge stuff. DI Sasha Dawson is a brilliant creation' William Shaw

'Absorbing and twisty' Mark Edwards

'Utterly compelling and brilliantly realistic, The Bad Place is Mark's best book yet. One that will appeal to crime fans everywhere' Lisa Hall

'A very cleverly interwoven plot connecting the past to the present ... I can't recommend this book enough, it grips the reader from beginning to end, I felt quite exhausted when I finished it!' Promoting Crime Fiction Blog

'The Bad Place comes thoroughly recommended' Essex Life

UK TRADE ORDERS
✆ +44 (0)1256 302 699
✉ orders@macmillan.co.uk

EXPORT ORDERS
✆ +44 (0)1256 302 890
✉ exportregion1@macmillan.com

headofzeus.com | @HoZ_Books