Death on the Thames

1999. As London prepares for the Millennium, a serial rapist is stalking the River Thames. A junior female police officer in a world dominated by men, Detective Constable Louise Mangan is desperate for the chance to prove herself, and when she brings in the culprit almost single-handedly, she believes the people of Hampton Court can rest easy at last. But the worst is yet to come. Soon word reaches the police of a deadly criminal operation at the heart of this leafy suburb. Now Mangan finds herself undercover, getting closer to answers each day. The truth is right there, hiding in plain sight on the water for all the world to see. But she needs to watch her step – the river runs deep, and no one will be there to catch her should she fall.

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'A cracking crime thriller' The Sun

THERE'S BLOOD ON THE WATER. NO ONE IS SAFE...

1999. A young Detective Constable Louise Mangan crosses the Thames one misty morning in pursuit of a killer. She finds a tranquil community on a leafy island close to Hampton Court Palace, but soon realises that all is not as it seems. There is something evil at play in this quiet suburb, and this junior detective's questions seem only to scratch the surface.

Twenty years later, a horrific fire brings Detective Chief Superintendent Mangan back to that same island. Soon, she discovers that murder was just a drop in these dark waters.

The river runs deep, and the tide is rising at last. Will the truth rise with it?

Praise for Alan Johnson's novels:

'A punchy thriller' Irish Independent

'A fast-paced who-done-what' SAGA Magazine

'Featuring espionage, the Russian Mafia and a gorgeous female on a train with a deadly secret, the tantalising plot has set Alan up for dominance of the bestseller charts for years to come' Fiona Phillips

'Is there no limit to his talents? . . . I absolutely loved Alan's new thriller, it's brilliant' Hunter Davies

'Johnson's writing style is easy, relaxed, self-deprecating . . . impressive' Observer

'Johnson writes wonderfully' Telegraph

'This boy can write . . .' The Spectator

Additional information

Weight 600 g
Dimensions 238 × 158 × 38 mm
Author

Publisher

Wildfire

Imprint

Wildfire

Cover

Hardback

Pages

367

Language

English

Edition

Hardback original

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K