Lucy watches the pathologist leave, then turns to the nameless victim on the table. ‘I promise I will catch whoever did this to you,’ she whispers.
In charge of a new team, Detective Lucy Harwin is called out to attend the discovery of a woman’s body in an abandoned, crumbling church, and is quickly plunged into a case that will test her leadership skills to the limit.
With no leads except the crudely-fashioned crucifix the victim was displayed on, Lucy is at a complete loss. That is, until another body turns up: an elderly woman who devoted her life to the church.
Faced with a killer stalking the streets of her small coastal town, while also throwing herself into work to forget the love of her life, Lucy’s first case is turning into a nightmare.
Linking the killer to the church where her own teenage daughter volunteers, it seems the threat is quickly drawing closer to Lucy and those she loves. Can she catch this monster and prevent a tragedy that will tear her world apart?
An addictive and unputdownable crime thriller that will hook fans of Patricia Gibney, LJ Ross and Angela Marsons from the very first page.
What readers are saying about Last Light:
‘Explosive straight out of the gate… I loved everything about this book… This is a seriously good book… in my top 5 of my favourite books of 2018, I loved it, it was really good. If I could give it more stars I would.’ Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars
‘Brilliant… A must-read book, twisty, gripping and one hell of a read.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘I was captivated… kept me engrossed from start to finish… if this is the first DI Lucy Harwin book you read, I can guarantee you will read the rest of the series and wait for the next instalment as eagerly as me.’ Nigel Adams Bookworm, 5 stars
‘Honestly, I will read anything by Helen Phifer. She didn’t disappoint with her latest book. There were amazing twists and turns.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘A first-class read, fast-paced, well-constructed and with believable characters… Recommend it highly.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Another non-stop read for me. Very tightly paced and great, great characters… that's what makes these books "must reads" for me.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Wow! What a brilliant read!… I finished Last Light in just a few hours.’ Booking Good Read, 5 stars
‘A real page-turner, I read this book in one sitting. This is a book you can't put down. I was hooked from the first page… OMG what a case… I honestly had no idea who the killer was until it was revealed. This is a real rollercoaster of a read… will get your heart pumping. I absolutely loved it.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Outstanding... More ups and downs than the big dipper.... Lots of twists and turns and I was up several nights late desperate to find out what happened. Cannot wait to read more books in this series.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Fabulous … a real unputdownable read which I just ploughed through. This author can really write one heck of a good plot and I hope the next book won’t be too long in coming so if you want a terrific read well here you have it look no further it’s brilliant!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer
The woman’s face was pale and waxy. Her milky, partially open eyes stared into the distance. There were drag marks in the grass; she’d been placed here and posed. Who did this to you and why have they left you like this?
When a woman’s body is found on a lonely patch of scrubland, Detective Lucy Harwin is called to the scene. The victim’s clothes have been wrenched to expose her, and her feet are bare.
Lucy and her team have only just started investigating who could have wanted local mother Melanie Benson dead, when a young woman is discovered strangled in a dark alley. As more bodies appear in the run-down seaside town, the small community is gripped by fear, and the pressure to solve the case becomes unbearable. But with each victim dying in a different way, Lucy struggles to find a link between the murders. Are these random killings, or part of the same plan?
Just as she thinks she’s getting close, Lucy starts to suspect the killer is watching her. Can she find the murderer before they strike again, or will she be next?
An absolutely gripping serial-killer thriller that will have your heart pounding as you race through the pages. If you love Kathy Reichs, Karin Slaughter or Robert Dugoni, Dying Breath will have you hooked.
Read what everyone is saying about Dying Breath:
‘Loved this book so much. I read it in one sitting, it’s such a page turner. It’s a fast paced thriller with plenty of twists in the plot, that keeps you guessing to the end...I would give it 10 stars if I could.’ (5 stars) Goodreads reviewer
'It hooks you right from the start and doesn't let up until the very end when you are left completely stunned...I was totally shocked and definitely didn't see that coming.' (5 stars) Always With a Book
‘I found myself sitting for hours glued to the screen of my Kindle…Helen Phifer has written another great book that has kept her in my top authors list.’ Nigel Adams Bookworm
‘AMAZING book…really pulls you in with every page…this is a MUST READ.’ (5 stars) Goodreads reviewer
'Right to the very last few pages we are kept in suspense! I honestly did NOT see that coming!! One that just has to be read!' (5 stars) Goodreads reviewer
‘Kept me hooked all the way through; full of twists…An explosive storyline and really likeable characters provide a great read and I can't recommend this book highly enough.’ (5 stars) Goodreads reviewer
‘Captivating and thrilling; this one was a hard one to put down. It was extremely well written, it was dark, suspenseful and the twists just kept coming.’ Bonnies Book Talk
‘Its twists, turns and very likeable protagonist kept me enthralled from start to finish and I read it in one sitting.’ (5 stars) Goodreads reviewer
‘It was exciting, it was full of suspense and just plain awesome…Basically, I loved it.’ (5 stars) Goodreads reviewer
‘I could not put this book down!...A great story with gruesome murders that twists and turns right until the end.’ (5 stars) Goodreads reviewer