The Night Stalker
'This is just my kind of book' - Ann Cleeves.
The Night Stalker is a compelling crime thriller from Clare Donoghue.
Dead Woman's Ditch. The site of a grisly two-hundred-year-old murder – and a recent hit and run. When a young woman's body is found at the macabre landmark in Somerset's Quantock Hills, DI Mike Lockyer and Sergeant Jane Bennett are called in to investigate.
They find a community gripped by fear and superstition. The locals won't venture out at night, believing there's a man stalking the hills; a phantom cloaked in folklore and legend, keeping the sinister legacy of Dead Woman's Ditch alive.
Confronted by a hostile CID team and a murder victim with close ties to their own squad, Lockyer and Bennett will have to accept what they can't see before they can find what's really there . . .
The Night Stalker follows Trust No One in this compelling crime series.
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This is just my kind of book - clear, unobtrusive writing, a good range of well-defined and credible characters and a terrific sense of place. Nothing flash or showy to distract from the story. It's a novel that one can lose oneself in while reading because the central characters become friends
A tense police procedural that has its roots in legend and local folklore. I loved it
Clare Donoghue needs no introduction from me, but this one really is a cracker. If you like your cop stuff set in grim places and wrapped in ancient mystery, then this is totally one for you
Deft plotting, a well-realised and atmospheric Quantocks setting and an involving central mystery - The Night Stalker is a true page-turner that marks the beginning of an intriguing and compelling new
direction for Clare Donoghue and detectives Lockyer and Bennett