Where do your loyalties lie? With the truth or with your colleagues?
Drinking outside a canal-side bar on a perfect summer's evening, Lotte is witness to the fatal stabbing of Piotr Mazur, a Polish security guard working in one of the city's department stores. As Lotte starts to investigate Mazur's death, all the facts point to him being a small-time drug dealer, and his murder is treated as a minor complication in another team's larger narcotics case. Yet Lotte remains unconvinced; having viewed the man's ordered, unchaotic flat and spoken to his colleagues, she can't help but believe he was being set up.
And in the bar, moments before Piotr was killed, Lotte saw a woman pass him a photo of a child. Shebecomes convinced that his death wasn't a revenge-killing over drugs at all, and has to now think carefully about what to do for the best, especially as key evidence in Mazur's murder comes from someone she knows she cannot trust.
Praise for Anja de Jager
'An absorbing read with the smack of reality' Daily Mail
'The book succeeds as a portrait of both a city and, in its heroine, a delightfully dysfunctional personality'
'Impressive . . . De Jager is as good on dodgy family relations as she is on police procedure'
'Detective Lotte Meerman is damaged by her past and tortured by the dreadful mistake she's made at work . . . Amsterdam is the other star here, beautiful and deadly' Cath Staincliffe
A NEW TWIST TO A DECADES OLD MYSTERY
A young woman goes missing while backpacking in Thailand.
She is never seen again.
Her bones are discovered 6000 miles away in an English field and, within hours, the boyfriend who reported her disappearance all those years ago is dead.
So begins a hunt to solve her murder that will take DI Ray Mason and PI Tina Boyd into a dark and terrifying world of corruption and deadly secrets, where murder is commonplace, and nothing and nobody is safe...
Praise for The Bone Field
'Hang on tight!' Harlan Coben
‘breathless’ - Sunday Times
‘An addictive thriller full of gritty details and fast frenetic action.’ - Sunday Mirror
‘High Energy, action packed reading that’ll keep your heart rate high and your attention glued to the pages ... To be able to maintain such a high level of action and suspense is a real skill and Simon Kernick is a master of the thriller.’ - Damp Pebbles
'A series? By Simon Kernick? Yes please! [A] powerful, fast moving and intoxicating tale. - Love Reading
‘The Bone Field is one of those intriguing novels that surreptitiously gets under your skin.’ - Jaffa Reads Too
'An adrenaline rush of a read' - My Chestnut Reading Tree
[A] heart pounding, blood pressure raising thriller ... Gird your loins for a fast paced read, full of thrills, spills and unrelenting action - Raven Crime Reads
9/10. When it comes to a white knuckle action ride nobody does it better - Peterborough Telegraph
Judging by the pace, the twists and the turns that energise The Bone Field, it could be a series well worth following - Shots eZine
The only thing that bothers me about that is the long wait until the next book in The Bone Field - Off-The-Shelf Books
Pediatrician Kent Abner received the package on a beautiful April morning. Inside was a cheap trinket, a golden egg that could be opened into two halves. When he pried it apart, highly toxic airborne fumes entered his body—and killed him.
After Eve Dallas calls the hazmat team—and undergoes testing to reassure both her and her husband that she hasn’t been exposed—it’s time to look into Dr. Abner’s past and relationships. Not every victim Eve encounters is an angel, but it seems that Abner came pretty close—though he did ruffle some feathers over the years by taking stands for the weak and defenseless. While the lab tries to identify the deadly toxin, Eve hunts for the sender. But when someone else dies in the same grisly manner, it becomes clear that she’s dealing with either a madman—or someone who has a hidden and elusive connection to both victims.
2016 LEFTY AWARD NOMINEE
2016 SHAMUS AWARD NOMINEE
Nightmares of the man he killed two years ago still chase Rick Cahill through his sleep. The memory of his murdered wife haunts him during waking hours. His private investigative work, secretly photographing adulterers, paid for his new house but stains his soul. When an old nemesis asks for his help to free a man from prison, a man he thinks is wrongly convicted of murder, Rick grabs at the chance to turn his life around. His investigation takes him from the wealthy enclave of La Jolla to the dark underbelly of San Diego. His quest fractures his friendship with his mentor, endangers his steady job, and draws the ire of the Police Chief who had tried to put Rick behind bars forever. With the police on one side of the law and a vicious biker gang on the other, all trying to stop him from freeing the man in prison, Rick risks his life to uncover the truth that only the real killer knows: what happened that bloody night eight years ago?