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From the Shadows

(2017)
(The first book in the Dan Grant and Jayne Brett series)
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He watches. He waits. He kills.

24-year-old Mary Kendricks is a vivacious young teacher living in the quiet Northern town of Highford, her beauty turning heads wherever she goes. But when she catches the eye of Robert Carter, initial flattery quickly turns dangerous. Wherever she goes, Carter is not far behind and Mary soon becomes stifled by his attention, telling friends of her fears that he’s getting too close.

And then Mary’s body is discovered, stabbed to death in her own bedroom.

The case quickly garners the attention of the press, all baying for Carter’s blood. It’s the case no lawyer wants to touch – until criminal defence lawyer Dan Grant, aided by investigator Jayne Brett, agrees to represent Carter.

While Robert Carter admits to being at her house when it happened – the bloody fingerprint on her wall placing him at the scene – he insists he is innocent of her death. The police believe they’ve got their man, but as they delve further into the investigation, Grant and Brett think the detectives might be looking in the wrong place – leaving the real murderer to walk free.

In order to catch a killer before another victim is discovered, Brett and Grant need to risk everything. Including their own lives…

This unputdownable, race-against-time legal crime thriller will hook you until the very last page. If you like Angela Marsons, Val McDermid or John Grisham, then you won’t want to miss this book.

Praise for Neil White:
‘A lively , accurate and absolutely compelling legal thriller; stand-out in both its prose and its plot . The characters are still with me, two days after finishing it. I couldn't put it down Source: Gillian McAllister, The Sunday Times bestselling author of Everything But the Truth
‘A tense and exciting crime thriller’ Rachel Abbott, author of Sleep Tight and And So It Begins

‘One of the best writers of legal thrillers out there’ David Jackson, author of Don’t Make A Sound and A Tapping At My Door

‘the plot is dynamic and multi-layered, the relationship between Dan and Jayne is edgy and fascinating and the mystery elements are cleverly woven and definitely twisted . . . ever compelling and truly absorbing . . . With an ending that will have you holding your breathFrom The Shadows is utterly gripping and highly inventive - top notch crime fiction at its appealing, page turning, captivating best.’ Liz Loves Books

‘White's experience as a criminal lawyer shines through in his character development . . . very interesting and complex. . . it kept my attention with intriguing action and a thrilling ending. White's writing reminded me a bit of John Grisham's early days… you really need to check this book out.’ Artistic Bent

‘Neil White is a very talented author, his books are very well written and the plots are excellently paced…I enjoyed it from start to finish, strong characters, great plot and an excellent climax. I can't wait for the next one in the series’ Worcester Sauce
‘This book is a mix of legal drama and murder investigation; both of which made for compelling reading…well written and keeps moving along nicely until the end when it shocks and stuns’ Breakaway Reviewers

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A tense and exciting crime thriller." - Rachel Abbott

"One of the best writers of legal thrillers out there." - David Jackson

"A lively, accurate and absolutely compelling legal thriller; stand-out in both its prose and its plot. The characters are still with me, two days after finishing it. I couldn't put it down." - Gillian McAllister


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Used availability for Neil White's From the Shadows

Paperback Editions

July 2020 : Paperback
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Title: From The Shadows
Author(s): Neil White
Publisher: Independently published
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August 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: From The Shadows: The gripping thriller that will keep you hooked until the very end
Author(s): Neil White
ISBN: 1-78576-092-0 / 978-1-78576-092-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Zaffre
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


August 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: From The Shadows: The gripping thriller that will keep you hooked until the very end
Author(s): Neil White
ISBN: 1-78576-095-5 / 978-1-78576-095-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Zaffre
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

November 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: From the Shadows
Author(s): Neil White
ISBN: 1-974989-83-6 / 978-1-974989-83-6
Publisher: Dreamscape Media Llc
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


November 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: From the Shadows
Author(s): Neil White
ISBN: 1-974989-87-9 / 978-1-974989-87-4
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


October 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: From the Shadows: Dan Grant and Jayne Brett, Book 1
Author(s): Neil White
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon   


October 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: From the Shadows: Dan Grant and Jayne Brett, Book 1
Author(s): Neil White
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon AU   


October 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: From the Shadows: Dan Grant and Jayne Brett, Book 1
Author(s): Neil White
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: From the Shadows: Dan Grant and Jayne Brett, Book 1
Author(s): Neil White
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon UK   


March 2017 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: From The Shadows: 1
Author(s): Neil White
ISBN: 1-4893-8479-0 / 978-1-4893-8479-9 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Bonnier audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


March 2017 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: From The Shadows: 1
Author(s): Neil White
ISBN: 1-4893-8480-4 / 978-1-4893-8480-5 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Bonnier audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

January 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: From The Shadows: An addictive, completely gripping crime thriller (Dan Grant and Jayne Brett Series Book 1)
Author(s): Neil White
Publisher: Hera
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


January 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: From the Shadows: An addictive, completely gripping crime thriller (Dan Grant and Jayne Brett Book 1)
Author(s): Neil White
Publisher: Hera Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU