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"The sense of place, the well-observed period details, the flawed but engaging characters, the gritty writing, the compelling plot, the authentic voice… it makes for a twisty, gripping ride that resolves in an emotionally satisfying denouement."     

                                                                                                                 - R. N. Morris, Author of 'A Gentle Axe'

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The first in a series of crime fiction novels set in 1980s West Yorkshire, featuring DI Will Ashcroft and DC Samira Byrne.

Shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger 2016


Shortlisted for the Exeter Prize 2017

Longlisted for the Bath Novel Prize 2019


                                            Published by Sharpe Books