No Place to Die

3.86 based on 256 ratings & 45 reviews on Goodreads.com

DS Jane Bennett takes charge of South London's Lewisham murder squad following the temporary suspension of her boss, DI Mike Lockyer. His involvement with a female witness resulted in her murder. Mike returns to work but he's a shadow of the detective he was a few months before.

Bennett gets a desperate call from an old friend to say that her husband, retired colleague Mark Leech, has gone missing. Blood spatters found in the home suggest that she doesn't have long to find him.
When Jane is sent to a site in Elmstead Woods she stumbles upon a sinister murder scene. A tomb has been created, and the body she finds is not Mark's - as she dreaded and suspected - but that of missing university student, Maggie Hungerford. Her killer recorded her last moments, even providing an air supply which was only cut off when the game lost its thrill.

Two men admit to having had a sexual relationship with Maggie. Both deny murder. Someone is lying. And Mark is still missing. When another tomb is discovered, an anonymous tip and mounting evidence suggest a disturbing link which threatens to derail both cases and let a murderer walk free.

Lockyer is shocked into supporting Bennett in a case which becomes ever more ominous and dangerous as the investigation deepens. They know that their hunt is for a killer with a mind so twisted that he, or she, is likely to stop at nothing.

An atmospheric, authentic police story . . . a cracker of a book
Elizabeth Haynes
An assured and shocking debut from a talent to watch
David Hewson, author of The Killing
Clare Donoghue has joined my list of 'must read' authors and I shall be eagerly awaiting her next book
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About Clare Donoghue

After ten years in London, working for a City law firm, Clare Donoghue moved back to her home town in Somerset to undertake an MA in creative writing at Bath Spa University. Never Look Back was her first novel and in 2011 she was longlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger.

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Books by Clare Donoghue

Trust No One
Trust No One
The Cradle Will Fall
The Cradle Will Fall
Never Look Back
Never Look Back

Books in the Series

Trust No One
Trust No One
Never Look Back
Never Look Back