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The Deadly Spark

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'A gripping story' Jane Casey

'I couldn't stop reading' Gytha Lodge

Once secrets catch, they spread.

Deadly fires are lighting up Brighton, and the latest case is alarmingly close to home for DC Eve Starling. The blaze was deliberately set, and a mother and daughter didn’t make it out of the smoke.

Eve’s investigation takes her deep into her own uncomfortable past. When her key witness disappears, and with the killer always one step ahead, Eve is desperate to solve the case – whatever the cost.

But Eve has no idea how close she is to the flames, and playing with fire can get you burned…

Perfect for fans of Lisa Jewell, Jane Casey and Clare Mackintosh!

'An amazing debut novel' NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'Fantastic storyline with a brilliant twist' NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'I loved this' NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A brilliant book, with first-class characterisation. The Deadly Spark is twisty, heart-breaking and compelling." - Claire Allan

"An astonishing debut and twisty tale with engaging characters, plenty of secrets, and I didn't see the end coming. This writer is one to watch." - Tina Baker

"Expertly hints and misleads while telling a gripping story of love, loss and murder." - Jane Casey

"WHAT A DEBUT! An incredible book with so many layers and an explosive ending!" - Jen Faulkner

"This accomplished debut delivers psychological tension as taut as any piano wire, and the twists and turns of a great procedural. An essential read for crime fiction fans." - Adam Hamdy

"I raced through this gripping debut; DC Eve Starling is feisty, fearless and so relatable." - Louise Jensen

"I couldn't stop reading as the sizzling plot unfolded." - Gytha Lodge

"With The Deadly Spark, Roxie Key boldly sears her name into the crime fiction conversation. An enthralling mystery run through with trauma and redemption, carrying real freshness, sensitivity, surprises, and potency." - Rob Parker

"Brings a real fresh feel to the police procedural genre. An absolute cracking read. Highly recommended." - Robert Rutherford

"A brilliantly compelling page-turner, and a highly original combination of police-procedural and psychological thriller. Full of twists and turns, secrets and lies, I raced through it!" - Russ Thomas

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