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The Innocent Ones

(2019)
(The third book in the Dan Grant and Jayne Brett series)
A novel by

 
 
Three lives cut short. Two decades of silence. One evil secret.

By day, the park rings with the sound of children’s excited laughter. But in the early hours of the morning, the isolated playground is cloaked in shadows – the perfect hiding place to conceal a brutal murder.

When London journalist, Mark Roberts, is found battered to death, the police quickly arrest petty thief, Nick Connor. Criminal defence lawyer, Dan Grant, along with investigator Jayne Brett, are called to represent him – but with bloody footprints and a stolen wallet linking him to the scene, this is one case they’re unlikely to win.

Until help comes from an unlikely source…when the murder victim’s mother says that Connor is innocent, begging Dan and Jayne to find the real perpetrator.

Unravelling the complex case means finding the connection between Mark’s death and a series of child murders in Yorkshire over twenty years ago. Father of two, Rodney Walker, has spent years in prison after being convicted of killing of 6-year-old William and 7-year-old Ruby back in 1997.

But when Mark Roberts gets on the trail of the story, convinced that Walker is innocent, he exposed secrets that have long been buried. Secrets so dark, someone will kill to keep them hidden.

Dan and Jayne are in a race against time to uncover the truth – before a killer silences them forever.

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 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 seriesWorcester 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 stunsBreakaway Reviewers

‘Few people will walk a towpath at night after reading The Darkness Around Her.’ SHOTS, the online crime & thriller ezine

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

June 2020 : Paperback
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Title: The Innocent Ones
Author(s): Neil White
Publisher: Independently published
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Audio Editions

December 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Innocent Ones
Author(s): Neil White
ISBN: 1-974992-71-3 / 978-1-974992-71-3
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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December 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: The Innocent Ones
Author(s): Neil White
ISBN: 1-974992-75-6 / 978-1-974992-75-1
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December 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Innocent Ones: Dan Grant and Jayne Brett, Book 3
Author(s): Neil White
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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December 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Innocent Ones: Dan Grant and Jayne Brett, Book 3
Author(s): Neil White
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon AU   


December 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Innocent Ones: Dan Grant and Jayne Brett, Book 3
Author(s): Neil White
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon CA   


December 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Innocent Ones: Dan Grant and Jayne Brett, Book 3
Author(s): Neil White
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Innocent Ones: An absolutely gripping crime thriller with a shocking twist (Dan Grant and Jayne Brett Book 3)
Author(s): Neil White
Publisher: Hera Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


April 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Innocent Ones: An absolutely gripping crime thriller with a shocking twist (Dan Grant and Jayne Brett Series Book 3)
Author(s): Neil White
Publisher: Hera
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU