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Death In Mind

(The fifth book in the DCI Jamie Carver series)
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"Clever, Twisty, Creepy. Made me so paranoid, I almost stopped answering the phone!" (5* Amazon Reviewer)

Five minutes before she killed herself, Sarah Brooke had never had a suicidal thought in her life

A woman steps off the platform into the path of the oncoming train. On a lonely road at night, a young man steers his sports car into a tree, at speed. Tragic suicides, clearly. Or are they?When enquiries show neither victim had reason to kill themselves, DCI Jamie Carver faces a conundrum. Can someone be programmed to take their own life? And if so, can they also be programmed to murder?

These are the questions the detective must answer, and quickly, before more die. But how do you do that when the person pulling the strings may also be pulling yours? And how do you stay safe when someone is targeting you for murder, and even they don’t know it?

The fifth book in the DCI Jamie Carver Series, Death In Mind charts new territory as Jamie Carver grapples with the concept of ‘unconscious murder’, and comes up against a killer whose methods are not only unique, but who also knows what the questions will be, before they are even asked. The story delves into the realms of what, to the uninitiated, seems like 'mind control', but which those practised in the skills know is no such thing, layering puzzle on puzzle as Carver and his partner, Jess Greylake, struggle to understand not just what is happening around them, but who is making it happen, and why.

Robert F Barker was born in Liverpool, England. During a thirty-year police career, he worked in and around some of the North West’s grittiest towns and cities. As a senior detective, he led investigations into all kinds of major crime including, murder, armed robbery, serious sex crime and people/drug trafficking. Whilst commanding firearms and disorder incidents, he learned what it means to have to make life-and-death decisions in the heat of live operations. His stories are grounded in the reality of police work, but remain exciting, suspenseful, and with the sort of twists and turns crime-fiction readers love.

5* Praise for Robert F Barker's books

"A gripping read about an exceptional detective and the complexities in his life"(Last Gasp)

"Fabulous writer and solid knowledge of police procedures. Can't wait for more from this writer" -Last Gasp "A fantastic page turner with a hugely sinister and disturbing villain at its heart" -Family Reunion

"As exciting and ‘real’ as anything I have read in a police detective novel in a long time" - Family Reunion

"Well written and fast paced.... a great read for crime-thriller fans" - Final Breath

"Loved, loved, LOVED this book! Couldn't put it down. Always left on the edge of my seat wanting to know what happened next!"(Last Gasp)

"A very well crafted mystery that keeps you guessing and on the edge of your seat"(Final Breath)

"Jamie Carver is a mix of genius... and emotional wreck!" - Out Of Air

"So compelling and well written that I can't wait to read the next in the series" (Final Breath)

"Brilliant rounding off of a stunning trilogy" (Out Of Air)

“Wish I could give this book ten stars. Had me hooked right from the start.” (Midnight’s Door)

"My preference for fiction is procedural crime thrillers... and I can say that these are the very best example of the genre that I have ever come across. More please as soon as you can!"(Out Of Air)

“What a story. Fast paced, exciting, I just couldn’t put it down.” (Midnight’s Door.)

Genre: Mystery

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