The brilliant new crime novel from Lisa Cutts - the author who puts the reader at the heart of a police investigation.
To most people, Detective Inspector Milton Bowman appears to have an ideal life. But some secrets aren't buried deep enough. And Milton's Monday morning will not follow routine as he is caught in a major car accident on the way to East Rise incident room. His friend and colleague DI Harry Powell is given the unenviable task of delivering the message to Bowman's wife, Linda. Except she's been murdered.
The team, including DC Hazel Hamilton, begin to examine every aspect of their colleague's life as suspicion and disbelief take hold of those embroiled in the investigation. A web of deceit that fooled them all for years means no one is to be trusted - the Bowman family, friends, colleagues, even Harry Powell is under suspicion. Nothing is as it appears and nobody seems to be telling the truth.
Authoritative and experienced, Lisa Cutts is the author of four police procedural novels, based on her nineteen years of policing work.
Praise for Lisa Cutts:
'Brutal, harrowing and compelling, Mercy Killing deftly challenges everything you thought you knew about police investigations. Lisa Cutts has a unique voice: empathetic, observant, incisive. This is a book to devour and recommend; everyone should read it' ELIZABETH HAYNES, author of Into the Darkest Corner
`I SO enjoyed Mercy Killing. Taut. Tense. Insider knowledge leaps from every page' SIMON BOOKER, author of Without Trace
Lisa Cutts is the author of two police procedural novels, based on her nineteen years of policing experience. She works as a detective constable for Kent Police and has spent ten years in the Serious Crime Directorate dealing mostly with murders and other serious investigations. She has been on BBC Radio 4's Open Book with Mariella Frostrup, part of First Fictions festival at West Dean college, Chichester, on the inaugural panel at Brighton's Dark and Stormy festival and the Chiswick Book Festival 2015. Her debut novel, Never Forget, won the 2014 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award for best thriller.