What if you made one mistake and it came back to kill you?
When Met Police Detective Troy McEwen, is found dead in his home. The official verdict is suicide. But his friend and fellow detective, Zac, believes it was murder. And he thinks he might be next on the killer’s list.
If Troy didn’t take his own life, then who did? As he investigates, Zac discovers a link to an incident from decades earlier. Mistakes were made that day. Lives were lost and secrets kept. Until now…
As more people who were there on that fateful day are found dead, Zac knows that the killer is closing in on him…
A tense crime thriller for fans of Lee Child, Mark Billingham and Mark Dawson. Last Witness is a gripping, fast-paced thriller that will have you hooked from the first page.
What readers are saying about Last Witness:
‘Eeee. OMG! Ahhh! Where do I start? I have a new favourite author… a belter of a book!... I was so impressed, gripped, hooked and immersed. I don’t have the words to describe how much I loved this book!’ Between the Pages Book Club, 5 stars
‘Oh my goodness, what a fantastic opening!!!... Last Witness is such a heart in mouth, fast paced and chilling read which kept my jaw on the floor, and my bottom on the edge of my seat.’ The Writing Garnet, 5 stars
‘Without doubt being added to my top ten of 2018… an absolute must read… I couldn’t put it down.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘Well, it is official, I think I have found a new detective that I might just love a little bit… Chris Merritt can add me to his list of fans, as I loved this book, the plot, characters and most of all his writing… I couldn’t put the book down, even when I was tired and wanted sleep, so sign of a terrific book!’ Zoo Loo Book Blog
‘Fast-paced and exciting… I fell into this story and finished it in two days. After getting through this book so fast I really want to read more… A must read.’ Two Girls and a Book Obsession, 5 stars
‘Last Witness was chock-full of intrigue and kept me on my toes… captivating… the riveting conclusion has gotten me excited… a thrilling mystery that was a terrific read.’ Robin Loves Reading
‘I have no idea how long my list of good authors is, but after reading this book, it became a bit longer, once again.’ B for Bookreview
‘This was an epic read. Tense, suspenseful and thoroughly gripping from first page to last… There were several effective twists and the pace was ideal… Dark and full of intrigue, a simply fantastic novel.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘Engrossing, fast-paced story.’ Book Reviews by Monnie
‘A tense, fast paced procedural full of mystery and several good twists. It held my attention throughout and I raced through the pages, desperate to know the details of the 1998 incident… a compelling read.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘This is a really dark, fast paced and gripping read, with the tension never really lets up and will have you turning those pages!’ On the Shelf Reviews
‘Another exceptional piece of work, one I couldn’t let go of, the pages turned at a slower pace for me this time as I wanted to savour the story.’ Sweet Little Book, 5 stars ‘Chris Merritt is one of those authors that weaves you into the story and makes you feel like you're there alongside the characters. Great book.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘I honestly can't give this book enough praise… without doubt being added to my top ten of 2018… an absolute must read… I couldn't put it down.’ A Booking Good Read, 5 stars
As he watches his daughter turn the corner and out of sight, he hears the shots. He’d know that sound anywhere. He shouts her name. Silence. All he can do is run.
It’s been five years since Zac’s daughter was murdered. Her killer was never found. Now he’s back working as a detective for the Metropolitan Police, and he’s more determined than ever to bring the city’s killers to justice.
When a man is found brutally murdered in a rundown south London shop, all fingers point to the highly intelligent and manipulative Darian Wallace. He’s just been released, and two years ago the victim helped send him to prison.
Still grieving, Zac knows it will take everything he’s got to catch this dangerously clever killer. But just as he feels he’s getting closer, he realises all is not quite as it seems and makes a devastating personal discovery.
Zac has a choice to make – risk letting this killer escape or watch his daughter’s murderer get away again…
An absolutely gripping thriller for fans of Mark Billingham, Peter James and Lee Child. Bring Her Back is one fast-paced thriller you won’t be able to put down.
This book was previously published as The Murder List
What readers are saying about Bring Her Back:
‘Wow… What a brilliant debut. A fast paced, captivating thriller that will have you hooked throughout. What an opening to this story! Poor Zac! … made me keep reading, kept me intrigued.’ Between the Pages Book Club
‘A fast-paced, action packed and exciting novel … if you like Tania Carver, Stuart MacBride or Jane Casey then you must read this!’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘Exhilarating… a pacy and tense ride... hugely gripping and exciting… If you enjoy dark crime thrillers with plenty of suspense and intrigue then I highly recommend this book.’ Hooked From Page One
‘Brilliant... I absolutely loved… Addictive reading… You can’t tear your eyes away … I was totally gripped… Absolutely blew me away… One of my top reads of 2018.’ Ginger Book Geek
‘Amazing! Gripping from start to finish, with spectacular writing, pacy and tense, this book is nothing short of a masterpiece, carefully crafted to transport and mesmerise. A sublime story from one of the best new crime writers of today.’ Renita D’Silva
‘A very cleverly written police procedural novel with lots of twists and turns to keep you gripped, reaching an explosive finale! I look forward to the next book of the series!’ Stardust Book Reviews
‘This book had me from the opening pages, it kicks off with you holding your breath, by the time you finish it, you needed an oxygen tank. OMG. Wow. I can see this becoming another of my must-read detective series. I love discovering new authors, and this is certainly one that's been added to my 'must read any future books' list.’ I Love Reading
‘A very gripping book indeed and there are a heap of twists and turns in this story. I very much enjoyed the relationship that Zac had with his wife and I found myself wanting to try West African cooking as well. I can't wait until the next book in the series comes out.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘An exciting read with plenty of twists and turns. I like a good police procedural so I loved those aspects of the novel where the search for Darian marries modern policing with instinct and experience. They don't always get it right but it makes for fascinating reading as it seems a very realistic portrayal of modern policing.’ Goodreads Reviewer
Years after Amelia died, Zac is still trying to trace the police office involved in his daughter’s death.
And whilst Zac is prepared to break every rule to find the man responsible, his young and ambitious deputy, Kat, is working on a high profile case of her own. But she knows Zac is keeping secrets from his team so she’s following his every move.
When one of Zac’s informants is killed, he knows he’s close to catching his man, but before he can act, he receives a call about his son which blows his world apart… And this time, he knows he’ll stop at nothing to save his family.
A gripping and addictive crime thriller for fans of Lee Child, Mark Billingham and Mark Dawson, Life or Death is an unputdownable thriller that will have you reading into the night.
What readers are saying about Life or Death:
‘Zac is back and better than ever! I have enjoyed this whole series and would definitely recommend if you are a fan of crime books. From the first page it had me hooked… This was an action-packed page-turner of a book.’ Booking Good Read, 5 stars
‘Life or Death is an absolute nail-biter of a read… I couldn’t turn the pages quick enough to see if things end well… A series that every crime love should have on their book shelves.’ By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars
‘Hooray!! Zac is back!!!... I flew through this book and finished it in under a day!! The book is fast-paced and gripping from the very first page… I loved the twists and turns… Highly recommend!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars
‘A fast-moving police thriller that I fully enjoyed reading in a day!!... If you like action-packed storylines then this is the books for you. Highly recommended.’ Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars
‘I immediately became embroiled in the story line and read it in two days… you will become addicted! A really good thriller to keep you on the edge.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘An exciting thriller with several twists and a well concealed perpetrator. I found it very moreish and was itching to get back to it when I had to put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘Another incredible instalment in the series… Powerfully written book and great characterisations.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘Thoroughly enjoyed this book… If you love a good detective series, you should definitely add this one to your list.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘Worked for me. Zac is an excellent character.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Zac breaks all the rules in this heart-wrenching tale of how far you go for family in a story where no one can be trusted.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘Hold on tight and buckle up. This one’s taking off.’ Goodreads reviewer
What readers are saying about Chris Merritt:
‘Eeee. OMG! Ahhh! Where do I start? I have a favourite new author… a belter of a book!... I was so impressed, gripped, hooked and immersed. I don’t have the words to describe how much I loved this book!’ Between the Pages Book Club, 5 stars
‘Brilliant… absolutely loved it… Addictive reading… You can’t tear your eyes away… I was totally gripped… Absolutely blew me away… One of my top reads of 2018.’ Ginger Book Geek
‘Chris Merritt can add me to his list of fans, as I loved this book, the plot, the characters and most of all his writing… I couldn’t put this book down, even when I was tired and wanted sleep, so sign of a terrific book!’ Zoo Loo Book Blog
‘Exhilarating… a pacy and tense ride… hugely gripping and exciting… If you enjoy dark crime thrillers with plenty of suspense and intrigue then I highly recommend this book.’ Hooked from Page one