WATERSTONES THRILLER OF THE MONTH The bestselling debut from the winner of the Sky Arts Writer of the Year Award, the next big name in crime fiction - Joseph Knox. Soon Waits is cut loose by the police, stalked by an unseen killer and dangerously attracted to the wrong woman.
'Brooding, blistering. Sirens is a remarkable literary thriller, perfect for fans of Ian Rankin and James Lee Burke' AJ Finn, author of The Woman in the Window
WATERSTONES THRILLER OF THE MONTH
I stopped going to work. I went missing. We still live in a world where you can disappear if you want to. Or even if you don't.
Detective Aidan Waits is in trouble
After a career-ending mistake, he's forced into a nightmare undercover operation that his superiors don't expect him to survive.
Isabelle Rossiter has run away again
When the teenage daughter of a prominent MP joins Zain Carver, the enigmatic criminal who Waits is investigating, everything changes.
A single mother, missing for a decade
Carver is a mesmerising figure who lures young women into his orbit - young women who have a bad habit of disappearing. Soon Waits is cut loose by the police, stalked by an unseen killer and dangerously attracted to the wrong woman.
How can he save the girl, when he can't even save himself?
'It is an utterly brilliant debut novel; dark, gritty, menacing and meaningful.' *****
'Compulsive reading, so well written that even the gruesome cruelty and sense of helplessness in a dark world seemed right.'*****
'Knox is always one-step ahead, deceiving the reader and creating a sexy, stylish world always with danger around every corner.' *****
The bestselling debut from the winner of the Sky Arts Writer of the Year Award, the next big name in crime fiction - Joseph Knox.
Joseph Knox was born and raised in and around Stoke and Manchester, where he worked in bars and bookshops before moving to London. He runs, writes and reads compulsively. His debut novel Sirens was a bestseller.
The Smiling Man is the second in the DC Aidan Waits series.
Thrilling, breathless stuff Observer Sirens is a powerhouse of noir. Joseph Knox owns Manchester and paints it in all its grimy colours. -- Val McDermid Razor-sharp urban noir - very special indeed. -- Lee Child A firecracker of a crime tale. His writing is taut, atmospheric and studded with eye-catching descriptions. An arresting new talent. Metro Knox presents the city as pungently and uncompromisingly as Ian Rankin does Edinburgh Guardian
Short-listed for CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger for First Novels 2017 (UK)
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