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The Devil's Claw

(2017)
(Deep Dark Water)
(The first book in the Jennifer Dorey Mystery series)
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Following a traumatic incident in London, journalist Jennifer Dorey has returned home to Guernsey, taking a job as a local newspaper reporter. When she finds a drowned woman on a beach, Jennifer uncovers something much bigger and more sinister than she first thought.

Jennifer enlists the help of DCI Michael Gilbert, an officer on the verge of retirement, to investigate a pattern of similar deaths over the last fifty years. They follow a dark trail of island myths and folklore to the illegitimate son of a Nazi soldier, whose painstakingly executed work has so far gone undetected. But as Jennifer gets closer to the truth of the killer's identity, she finds herself stepping deeper into his grasp.

Jennifer thinks she's safe, but the dark hides sinister things in The Devil's Claw, Lara Dearman's exhilarating debut novel.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Atmospheric and tense. Superb!" - Isabel Ashdown

"A dark, thrilling murder mystery in a richly-realised setting - the best debut I've read this year." - Mason Cross

"A powerful debut. With smooth prose and engaging characters, Dearman draws her readers into a tangled web of secrets. Layer upon layer of lies and unexpected connections will keep readers guessing until the very end." - Karen Dionne

"A gripping thriller set in Guernsey. I loved it!" - Karen Hamilton

"A twisty thriller set in Guernsey and populated with great characters." - Olivia Kiernan

"Darkly atmospheric, nail-bitingly tense, intrigue-packed - a real crime fiction must read!" - Stephanie Marland

"Dark, haunting and full of twists." - Chris Whitaker


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Used availability for Lara Dearman's The Devil's Claw

Hardback Editions

January 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Devil's Claw: A Jennifer Dorey Mystery
Author(s): Lara Dearman
ISBN: 1-68331-456-5 / 978-1-68331-456-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

August 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Devil's Claw: A Jennifer Dorey Mystery
Author(s): Lara Dearman
ISBN: 1-68331-723-8 / 978-1-68331-723-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


November 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Devil's Claw (Jennifer Dorey 1)
Author(s): Lara Dearman
ISBN: 1-4091-7028-4 / 978-1-4091-7028-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Trapeze
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

March 2018 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Devil's Claw
Author(s): Lara Dearman
ISBN: 1-78706-646-0 / 978-1-78706-646-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 2018 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Devil's Claw
Author(s): Lara Dearman
ISBN: 1-78706-610-X / 978-1-78706-610-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Devil's Claw: A Jennifer Dorey Mystery (Jennifer Dorey Series, Book 1)
Author(s): Lara Dearman
ISBN: 1-5385-1201-7 / 978-1-5385-1201-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


January 2018 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Devil's Claw: A Jennifer Dorey Mystery (Jennifer Dorey Series, Book 1)
Author(s): Lara Dearman
ISBN: 1-5385-1202-5 / 978-1-5385-1202-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


January 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Devil's Claw: A Jennifer Dorey Mystery
Author(s): Lara Dearman
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


November 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Deep Dark Water
Author(s): Lara Dearman
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Deep Dark Water: Previously published as The Devil's Claw
Author(s): Lara Dearman
Publisher: Trapeze
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


January 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Devil's Claw: A Jennifer Dorey Mystery
Author(s): Lara Dearman
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA