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Chris Whitaker

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Chris Whitaker was born in London and spent ten years working as a financial trader in the city. When not writing he enjoys football, boxing, and anything else that distracts him from his wife and two young sons.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Mystery
Chris Whitaker recommends
The Devil's Claw (2017)
(Jennifer Dorey Mystery, book 1)
Lara Dearman
"Dark, haunting and full of twists."
Dark Pines (2017)
(Tuva Moodyson Mystery, book 1)
Will Dean
"Haunting, immersive and beautifully written, I loved every page of Dark Pines. Will Dean is a major talent."
The Confession (2018)
Jo Spain
"The Confession is jaw-dropping. Clever. Addictive. Beautifully drawn characters. Masterful storytelling."
Perfect Match (2018)
D B Thorne
"Crazily gripping, terrifying, and with a supremely well-crafted plot, I couldn't put Perfect Match down for a second."
The Tall Man (2018)
Phoebe Locke
"Mesmerizing and terrifying - The Tall Man more than lives up to the hype."
Killing It (2018)
Asia Mackay
"Bold and ballsy with style to burn, Killing It takes a sledgehammer to the spy genre and the result is pure brilliance."
She Lies in Wait (2019)
(DCI Jonah Sheens, book 1)
Gytha Lodge
"By turns elegant and savage, absorbing and clinical, She Lies In Wait is one of those rare debuts that stops you dead, commands you to turn each page, and leaves you piecing together a story you are desperate to unfold yet loath to finish. Seriously impressive."
The Silver Road (2019)
Stina Jackson
"I lost the whole weekend to Lelle and Meja and couldn't have loved it more. Deeply affecting and full of heart, yet a dark, despairing page-turner. A very impressive debut."
Found (2019)
Erin Kinsley
"FOUND took me on the kind of twisting journey that kept me turning the pages until the early hours."
Girl A (2020)
Abigail Dean
"Remarkable in every way."
The Familiar Dark (2020)
Amy Engel
"Beautiful and harrowing and everything in between."
Blood Red City (2020)
Rod Reynolds
"Brutal, brilliant and razor sharp. Blood Red City is pure adrenaline rush from the first page to the last."
The Perfect Couple (2020)
Lisa Hall
"Darkly addictive and impossible to predict, this is Lisa Hall at her absolute best."
The Survivors (2020)
Jane Harper
"Without doubt one of the finest crime writers at work today, a new Jane Harper novel is the highlight of my reading year. She has this knack of painting such beautiful scenes, only to thread them with such menace, such sheer atmospheric terror. Phenomenal."
Little Bones (2020)
N V Peacock
"A twisted, chilling journey to the darkest side of human nature. I burned through Little Bones in a day."
The Long, Long Afternoon (2021)
Inga Vesper
"Breathtakingly stylish, hypnotic and masterfully gripping. Inga paints the most beautiful portrait of 50s suburbia, yet each page scratches away at the sunny gloss to reveal the darkness beneath. Outstanding."
The Therapist (2021)
Helene Flood
"Dark, absorbing and richly complex. Helene Flood is a wonderful storyteller and The Therapist kept me guessing till the final, devilish twists."
1979 (2021)
(Allie Burns, book 1)
Val McDermid
"Unrivalled. Unmissable. Unforgettable. 1979 is Val McDermid at her nail-biting, heart-rending best."
A Narrow Door (2021)
(Malbry, book 4)
Joanne Harris
"Engrossing, cunning, sharp, sinister . . . kept me enthralled till the final pages."
The House of Ashes (2021)
Stuart Neville
"Moving, thrilling, tragic. The House of Ashes is a phenomenal achievement from a crime fiction Titan."
Demon (2021)
(Six Stories, book 6)
Matt Wesolowski
"A chilling, eholly original and quite brilliant story, Diety utterly compelling."
The Botanist (2022)
(Washington Poe, book 5)
M W Craven
"It's got everything. EVERYTHING."

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