(The first book in the D.S. Ava Merry and D.I. Jim Neal series)
A novel by Janice Frost
Shocking family secrets come to light when a young woman is murdered"If you read one detective thriller this year make it "Dead Secret." I really couldn't put this mystery down. Great pace, well-developed characters with some very dark pasts." Ann Abrams
"A brilliant new detective writer who will have you reading all night. I loved it." Chris Child
Who killed Amy Hill?
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.
Detectives Neal and Merry are led on a trail of shocking family secrets and crimes. Can this duo track down the murderer before anyone else dies? Stopping this tragic cycle of violence will put D.S. Merry's life at risk in a thrilling and heart-stopping finale.
If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Ruth Rendell, or Mark Billingham you will be gripped by this exciting new crime fiction writer.
DEAD SECRET is the first 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 a fitness fanatic with a taste for dangerous relationships. Jim Neal is a 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.
ALSO BY JANICE FROST
DARK SECRET: the next book featuring D.S. Merry and D.I. Neal
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.
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Used availability for Janice Frost's Dead Secret
June 2015 : Paperback
May 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition