When Darkness Calls is the first in the series of thrillers starring criminal psychologist Holly Wakefield. The second novel is called When Angels Sleep which will be followed by When Death Takes Her Hand

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...

When Angels Sleep


When the body of a young boy is found in Epping Forest, his head on a pillow, an angel pendant in his left hand, it's clear this is more than your average murder. It's also clear that, with all eyes on DI Bishop to catch the killer, he needs criminal psychologist Holly Wakefield back on his team.

Holly can't get enough of killers - they're in her blood; are part of her DNA - so Bishop knows she won't be able to resist joining the investigation. But with the body count rising, it's going to take all Holly's strength to dive into the twisted mind of someone who preys on young boys. And all of DI Bishop's resolve to stop the serial killer before any more angels are put to sleep.

When Death Takes Her Hand
When Death Takes Her Hand


Two men are brutally murdered and assaulted, but when the killer's next victim is a woman, the police bring in Holly Wakefield to try and work out why. But Holly has enough on her plate at the moment. The man who murdered her parents, dubbed The Animal by the press, is up for parole on compassionate grounds because he has cancer. Can Holly find the next killer terrorising England before another victim is murdered and will she finally forgive the The Animal and help him find peace?


William Bishop is a DI on the MET's murder squad. But how did he get there? Eight years in the army - three tours of Afghanistan - and now he's patrolling the streets trying to deal with drunks and murderers and wishing he still had his trusty MP5.



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