Everyone would kill for their fifteen minutes of fame...
A Premiership footballer is shot dead in cold blood on a busy London street, and a country is gripped by terror. Who is behind this apparently motiveless killing - and who's next in the firing line?
Jack Garrett is determined to find out. A small-time journalist who's left behind his Lancashire roots for the glitz and glamour - and seediness and squalor - of the capital, he's convinced this is no celebrity stalker.
Aided and abetted by DC Laura McGanity, desperately trying to juggle police life with motherhood and her feelings for Jack, the trail takes them back to Jack's home town of Turner's Fold - and his past.
What's the connection between the recent murder and the death of a young girl 10 years before?
Conspiracy, revenge and the high price of fame all combine in this stunning debut from a dazzling new voice in crime fiction.
Born above a shoe shop in the mid-1960s, Neil spent most of his childhood in Wakefield in West Yorkshire as his father pursued a career in the shoe trade. This took Neil to Bridlington in his teens, where he failed all his exams and discovered that doing nothing soon turns into long-term unemployment. Re-inventing himself, Neil returned to education in his 20s, qualified as a solicitor when he was 30, and now spends his days in the courtroom and his evenings writing crime fiction.