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The Deptford Murder

(The first book in the Detective Bec Pope Mystery series)
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A rollercoaster of a read, right to the unexpected twist at the end.’ Martha B.


Meet Detective Rebecca ‘Bec’ Pope. Between trying to keep the peace with her teenage stepdaughters, and negotiating a relationship with her estranged father, Bec’s got more than enough on her plate. And she can’t sleep.

The murders begin. A sick killer . . . who likes to watch.

Bec’s been home for just twenty minutes. Her sixteen-year-old stepdaughter’s having a row with her dad. Then she gets the call: ‘There’s been a murder. A church in Deptford.’

The woman’s body is arranged carefully on the altar of the quiet church. There’s a note on the body, addressed to Bec. ‘Dear Rebecca. You’re invited.’ That’s all it says.

The victim is a stay-at-home mum. It turns out she was attacked in the hallway of her tidy suburban home. And on a table by the front door, partially hidden by a bowl of keys, is a small surveillance camera.

The killer is watching the victim’s and the police’s every move.

Bec and her team barely have time to process this before another woman is found dead.

A note on her chest is addressed to Bec and a hidden camera is recording everything.

Bec is the only link between the murders . . . But she has no idea why.

Bec must dig into her past to find the killer before he strikes even closer to home . . .

Fans of Matt Brolly, Helen H. Durrant, Alex Gray, Rachel McLean, Caro Ramsay and Priscilla Masters will love this page-turning crime thriller.

DCI Rebecca ‘Bec’ Pope is haunted by a series of murders she couldn’t solve. She’s plagued by insomnia, but she doesn’t let it affect her on the job. At work, she’s backed by solid, reliable Detective James Brody and a cracking team of investigators, but in a busy department there are bound to be leaks. At home, she has the support of her loving partner, Alex, if not his teenage daughters. She’s never had an easy relationship with her father, but they’re working on it.

Bec Pope works out of Charing Cross police station, but the story unfolds all around the capital, from South to North, the busy metropolis and the quiet, eerie suburban streets. London is ever-present and waiting, with its capacity for great beauty, and for great horrors.


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A very compelling read and once I started,
I couldn’t put it down.’ Martha

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Action packed and compelling . . . A thoroughly good read.’ Aileen G.

⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Unexpected surprises await you as you read . . . Keeps you wanting more.’ Di B.

Genre: Mystery

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