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Dark Secret

(The second book in the D.S. Ava Merry and D.I. Jim Neal series)
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Who killed Gray Mitchell?
Gray Mitchell's body is found buried under fresh snowfall in the early hours of the morning outside Stromford Cathedral. D.I. Jim Neal and D.S. Ava Merry are called in to investigate. It seems that a number of people had motives to kill him, including Mitchell's partner.

Then another shocking act of violence occurs, also connected to the cathedral. Detectives Neal and Merry's investigation reveals an intricate web of secrets connecting the crimes. But there is something the detectives have missed, the dark secret which can break open the case.

In a breathtaking climax, Jim Neal fights for the life of someone very close to him.

If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Ruth Rendell, or Mark Billingham you will be gripped by this exciting new crime fiction writer.

DARK SECRET is the second in a new series of detective thrillers featuring D.S. Ava Merry and D.I. Jim Neal. Ava Merry is a young policewoman, recently promoted to detective sergeant. She is fitness fanatic with a taste for dangerous relationships. Jim Neal is single dad who juggles his devotion to his job with caring for his son.

Set in the fictional Northern city of Stromford, this detective mystery will have you gripped from start to shocking conclusion.


Amy Hill, a nineteen-year-old student, is strangled and her body dumped on open ground in the city. New police partners, D.I. Jim Neal and D.S. Ava Merry are called in to investigate this brutal crime. The last person to see Amy alive was Simon, the son of a family friend, but before he can be properly questioned he disappears.
"Could not put it down. Kept me guessing throughout. Would recommend it, a good read." A Eddings
"Unexpected twists in the plot, attention to detail and the relationship between the two detectives makes this an great read." Old bob

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Paperback Editions

February 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: DARK SECRET a gripping detective thriller full of suspense
Author(s): Janice Frost
ISBN: 1-911021-37-0 / 978-1-911021-37-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Joffe Books
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Kindle Editions

February 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: DARK SECRET a gripping detective thriller full of suspense
Publisher: Joffe Books Mystery, Crime Thriller, Suspense
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