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(The first book in the DI Charley Mann series)
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Returning home is never easy. Not when there is a serial killer at work… A completely unputdownable crime thriller full of authentic detail.

DI Charley Mann left Yorkshire for the Met and a fast-track career – but now she’s back, she’s in charge and the area’s first young, female DI. Her hometown, the Yorkshire countryside, and her old friends all seem unchanged.

But appearances can be deceptive.

When a brutal murder is discovered, Charley is forced to question everything, and the interest of her ex doesn’t make it easier. Bodies keep appearing and the pressure is on. Charley will be tested to her limits...

But home is where the heart is. Right?

The unputdownable new series from the storyline consultants to TV’s Happy Valley and Scott & Bailey, Payback is perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, LJ Ross and Rachel Lynch.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A compelling story with a procedural authencity that few authors can match." - M W Craven

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Paperback Editions

March 2021 : Paperback

Title: Payback: 1
Author(s): R C Bridgestock
ISBN: 1-80032-325-5 / 978-1-80032-325-4
Publisher: Canelo
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   

January 2020 : UK Paperback

Title: Payback: A DI Charley Mann Novel
Author(s): R C Bridgestock
ISBN: 1-912534-17-7 / 978-1-912534-17-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Dome Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   

Kindle Editions

January 2021 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Payback (DI Charley Mann Crime Thrillers Book 1)
Author(s): R C Bridgestock
Publisher: Canelo
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU