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The Upper Hand

(The first book in the DC O'Connell series)
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There's been a brutal murder in the Surrey countryside and it's DC Kate O'Connell's first case.
Will it also be her last?

Kate was driven to become a detective following the tragic murder of her aunt when she was a teenager. Memories of that unsolved case, and how she handled it, hang over her to this day.

But Kate is keen to prove herself to her superiors and fights to break through the lies that surround this new victim’s life. Meanwhile, the chilling nature of the murder dredges up those disturbing memories, and Kate begins to wonder if there's a link between the two cases.

While wrestling with the demons of her past, Kate learns that her partner has a few skeletons in his own closet. His reputation threatens to taint the investigation and ruin her career before it starts.

Kate must break the silence surrounding the victim to get to the truth before it’s too late, and the death toll rises.

Join Kate as she descends into a murky world of murder and conspiracy in the English Home Counties, in a Thriller that bestseller J D Kirk describes as: "An exciting new voice in British Crime fiction."

Readers of J D Kirk, L J Ross, David Blake, and Daniel Cole, and fans of True Detective and Seven should enjoy The Upper Hand.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"An exciting new voice in British crime fiction." - JD Kirk

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Paperback Editions

July 2019 : Paperback

Title: The Upper Hand: A Chilling British Crime Thriller (A DC O'Connell Crime Thriller)
Author(s): A L Fraine
ISBN: 1-08-196938-5 / 978-1-08-196938-7
Publisher: Independently published
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   

Kindle Editions

July 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Upper Hand: A Chilling British Crime Thriller (A DC O'Connell Crime Thriller Book 1)
Author(s): A L Fraine
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU