Released on 19 May 2016.

#4 in series
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Out of the Dark

3.76 based on 29 ratings & 3 reviews on


How could anyone refuse to help an eight-year-old boy running for his life?

In the fourth Trish Maguire novel, her whole world is changed when the boy is knocked over by a skidding car outside her London flat.

Fighting to save his life, the casualty team find Trish's name and address sewn into his clothes. He looks so like her that the police are convinced he's her son. Only she knows he can't be. So who has sent him? And why?

Her desperate search for his identity takes Trish to a brutal inner-city housing estate, where she picks up the trail of a violent murder. It is not long before she discovers that the chief suspect is her father . . .

In the media

Trish is an engaging character, warm, human, and well-drawn
Sunday Times
Warmth, sincerity and good characterisation. Raises it above others in the genre
Sunday Telegraph
Like Minette Walters . . . Cooper writes methodical, meticulous crime