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The Killing Pit

(2021)
(The first book in the Jake Pettman series)
A novel by

 
 
A broken ex-detective. A corrupt chief of police. A merciless drug lord. 

And a missing child.  

Running from a world which wants him dead, ex-detective Sergeant Jake Pettman journeys to the isolated town of Blue Falls, Maine, home of his infamous murderous ancestors.  

But Jake struggles to hide from who he is, and when a child disappears, he finds himself drawn into an investigation that shares no parallels to anything he has ever seen before. 

Held back by a chief of police plagued and tormented by his own secrets, Jake fights for the truth. 

All the way to the door of Jotham MacLeoid. 

An insidious megalomaniac who feeds his victims to a Killing Pit. 

And the terrifying secrets that lie within. 

The Killing Pit is an adrenaline-pumping crime thriller novel from the Amazon bestselling author of One Last Prayer for the Rays, and the DCI Yorke series. Perfect for fans of Chris Carter, James Patterson, Chris Brookmyre, and Stuart Macbride.  

Read what everyone is saying about The Killing Pit: 

WOW! This book is incredible. From the first page I was pulled in and gripped. It is deep, dark, gritty and sinister. I really could not put it down.’ Karen Campbell, ★★★★★

‘One of the best reads this year, have now back ordered. Chris Carter fans will not be disappointed.’ Joy Durham, ★★★★★

‘The twist towards the end of the book had me gasping, certainly didn't see it coming but wow, what a kicker!! All I can say is that I'm so glad there are going to be more books in this series, as this was outstanding.’ Rosie Bray, ★★★★★

‘Wes Markin knows all the answers and you should get your copy of his riveting, adrenaline-pumping thriller, The Killing Pit to learn the truth - if you dare!’ Rosemary Kenny, ★★★★★

‘I was hooked from the first to the last and finally turned the last page in the wee hours. Gripping, intense, heart breaking and always gut wrenching. I can't wait to read more. An easy five stars and a MUST READ.’ Peggy Beaver, ★★★★★

‘It’s cracking, fast paced and aggressive storytelling full of horror and shocks and a twisted and a frightening villain. Prepare to be reading open mouthed!’ Alex Jones, ★★★★★

‘If you like your thrillers fast moving, scary and graphic with a great twist at the end then this is for you. I can only give this 5*. It’s worth nothing less.’ Lynda Checkley, ★★★★★



Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

April 2021 : Paperback
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Title: The Killing Pit: The start of an adrenaline pumping new crime series for 2021 from the author of One Last Prayer for the Rays
Author(s): Wes Markin
Publisher: Independently published
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

June 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Killing Pit: The Start of an Adrenaline Pumping New Crime Series for 2021 from the Author of One Last Prayer for the Rays (A Jake Pettman Thriller, Book 1)
Author(s): Wes Markin
Publisher: Wes Markin Author
Availability: Amazon   


June 2021 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Killing Pit: The Start of an Adrenaline Pumping New Crime Series for 2021 from the Author of One Last Prayer for the Rays (A Jake Pettman Thriller, Book 1)
Author(s): Wes Markin
Publisher: Wes Markin Author
Availability: Amazon AU   


June 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Killing Pit: The Start of an Adrenaline Pumping New Crime Series for 2021 from the Author of One Last Prayer for the Rays (A Jake Pettman Thriller, Book 1)
Author(s): Wes Markin
Publisher: Wes Markin Author
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2021 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Killing Pit: The Start of an Adrenaline Pumping New Crime Series for 2021 from the Author of One Last Prayer for the Rays (A Jake Pettman Thriller, Book 1)
Author(s): Wes Markin
Publisher: Wes Markin Author
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2021 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Killing Pit : The start of an adrenaline pumping new crime series for 2021 from the author of One Last Prayer for the Rays (A Jake Pettman Thriller Book 1)
Author(s): Wes Markin
Publisher: Dark Heart Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU