'Superb new series with great characters and amazing scenery' reviewer, 5 stars
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AN ATMOSPHERIC NEW CRIME SERIES SET IN THE CHANNEL ISLANDS FOR READERS WHO ENJOY JOY ELLIS, FAITH MARTIN AND ANN CLEEVES
Following a traumatic incident in London, Jennifer Dorey has returned to her childhood home in Guernsey, taking a job as a reporter at the local newspaper.
After the discovery of a drowned woman on a beach, she uncovers a pattern of similar deaths that have taken place over the past fifty years.
Together with DCI Michael Gilbert, an officer on the verge of retirement, they follow a dark trail of island myths and folklore to 'Fritz', the illegitimate son of a Nazi soldier. His work, painstakingly executed, has so far gone undetected.
But with his identity about to be uncovered, the killer now has Jennifer in his sights.
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'Enthralling, compelling, mysterious.' Lisa Hall, author of Tell Me No Lies
'Atmospheric and tense. Superb!' Isabel Ashdown, author of Little Sister
'Dark, haunting and full of twists.' Chris Whitaker, author of All The Wicked Girls
'A gripping thriller set in Guernsey. I loved it!' Karen Hamilton, author of The Perfect Girlfriend
'A dark, thrilling murder mystery in a richly-realised setting - the best debut I've read this year.' Mason Cross
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What readers have to say about The Devil's Claw:
'Really gripping'. Goodreads
'A hauntingly good thriller.' Goodreads
'A lovely twisty tale with a haunting setting.' Goodreads
'Superb murder mystery. I couldn't put it down.' Amazon
'Enjoyed this book immensely - found it very gripping and could not put it down.' Amazon
Lara Dearman grew up on Guernsey before moving to the UK to study. She pursued a career in the city before taking time out to be with her young family. After her husband's job took the family to Singapore for three years, they returned to London where she studied for an MA in Creative Writing at St Mary's University. She graduated with a distinction in 2016. Lara now lives in New York with her husband and three children and is intending to write full time. Lara will be in London for a month over the summer and plans to spend plenty of time this side of the Atlantic each year.