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Decades of evil have gone unchecked. Until now…

‘There are plenty of twists in this compelling and compassionate tale’ SARAH HILARY

DI Grace Fisher investigates the murder of a young doctor working at a summer camp for young girls with eating disorders. Professor Ned Chesham, the man behind the camp deep in the Essex countryside, is hailed as a miracle worker, but the murder of one of his team throws a spotlight on his work and the ‘special girls’ under his care.

Grace Fisher is pulled from the murder investigation to head up a cold case review involving Chesham himself. She must tread carefully: Chesham has just been knighted, he has friends in high places and any suspicion about his work risks damaging his patients even further. But the deeper Grace probes, the clearer it becomes that there is something rotten at the heart of his treatment programme.

As Grace peels away the lies that led to the young doctor’s murder and uncovers the extent of the damage done to Chesham’s patients, she realises how few people want her to get to the truth. Is there anyone she can trust with the horrifying secret of the special girls?

THE SPECIAL GIRLS is a nailbiting thriller with a main character you will love and a final twist that will break your heart

What people are saying about THE SPECIAL GIRLS:

‘The standout crime novel of 2017’ CRIMESQUAD

‘A brave and harrowing novel’ SUNDAY TIMES CRIME BOOK OF THE MONTH

‘An utterly believable and chilling tale of the abuse of the vulnerable. Beautifully crafted, it has an intelligence and emotional heft that sets it above the usual crime novel. The best DI Grace Fisher yet’ ANYA LIPSKA


Reviews

Plenty of suspense and gripping, instructive writing about real people facing impossible, often tragic predicaments. This is an excellent crime novel, warmly recommended
Literary Review
A penetrating analysis of Stockholm Syndrome with a notably filmic sensibility
Guardian
An utterly believable and chilling tale of the abuse of the vulnerable. Beautifully crafted, it has an intelligence and emotional heft that sets it above the usual crime novel. The best Detective Grace Fisher yet
Anya Lipska