The second gripping serial killer thriller in the Holly Wakefield series

'Creepy, twisted and gripping'


When Angels Sleep


On a cold winter's morning, the body of a young boy is discovered in Epping Forest. The body is pristine and peaceful, his head resting gently on a pillow, an angel pendant clenched in his small fist.

It is a murder as carefully planned as it is brutal, and there's one person DI Bishop needs back on his team to help solve such a calculated crime.

Holly Wakefield, criminal psychologist for the Met Police, is better than anyone Bishop knows at getting inside the brains of psychopaths. But with the body count rising, it's going to take all their strength and resolve to stop the serial killer before any more angels are put to their rest.


'A thrilling new talent'

Peter James

'Mightily impressive . . . Deviously plotted, with a bleak thread of intriguing twists'

Daily Mail 

'Creepy, twisted and gripping'


'Some scenes made me jump, others haunted me afterwards'

Alex Gordon - The Peterborough Telegraph

'Dark, compelling . . . one of the best police procedurals I've read for a long time'

M. W. CRAVEN - winner of the 2019 CWA Gold Dagger Award

'Utterly compelling'

Lesley Kara, bestselling author of The Rumour

'Wow . . . As many twists and turns as a rollercoaster!'

Amy Lloyd, bestselling author of The Innocent Wife

Long-listed for the Crime Writer's Association
John Creasy New Blood Dagger Award 2019

When Darkness Calls

Holly Wakefield works for the NHS as a criminal psychologist specialising in serial killers. She has particular reason to be good at her job - but she keeps that to herself.

When DI Bishop from the Met Police approaches Holly to investigate a recent killing, Holly is horrified by the dismembered bodies and the way they have been theatrically positioned. More shocking still is when the pathologist reveals this is not the first time she has seen these mutilations. It means a serial killer is out there, and they're going to kill again - soon.

Holly is used to chasing serial killers. But this killer has something in common with Holly that she's kept hidden for as long as she can remember. And for the first time since she was a child, Holly is forced to face the darkness of her past.


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