Crime Luke Delaney The Keeper

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The Keeper

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9780007486090: The Keeper

A damp, dark cellar holds two cages. And for the women behind the bars, their worst nightmares are about to come true . . .

When Louise Russell goes missing from her home, D.I. Sean Corrigan from South London's Murder Investigation Unit immediately senses foul play. For Corrigan's own dark childhood has given him the ability not only to recognize evil in those who prey upon the innocent, but also to see a crime scene from the eyes of the perpetrator.

Though Corrigan has no doubts that Louise was taken against her will, he believes she's still alive. But time is running out, especially when a body is found dumped in the woods—a woman who's a dead ringer for Louise. How long before Louise's captor gets tired of her and replaces her with another lookalike? How long before they find Louise's corpse next?

Now, in order to track a psychopath, Corrigan must place himself in the mind of a killer. For it is only there that the twisted secrets of a murderer lie.

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About the Author:

Luke Delaney joined the Metropolitan Police Service in the late 1980s, and his first posting was to an inner city area of South East London notorious for high levels of crime and extreme violence. He later joined CID, where he investigated murders ranging from those committed by fledgling serial killers to gangland assassinations.

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“One of those true killer thrillers . . . that fans will not put down for fear they’ll miss something. A definite keeper!: (Suspense Magazine)

“Luke Delaney knows the London crime scene like the back of his hand and uses this inside knowledge to the full.” (The Times (London))

“An authentic voice on how the police operate with a stone-cold killer striking randomly around London ... scary authenticity.” (The Sun)

“A striking debut from a former Murder Squad detective. Delaney is not his real name, but there is no doubt about his inside knowledge and ability to convey it.” (Daily Mail (London))

“An addictive story . . . Delaney’s accomplished debut captivates and chills.” (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

“In this gritty and hard-hitting crime novel, Delaney manages to keep the reader’s attention from the first page, with gripping flashbacks from the perspective of the killer, to the very end.” (Iron Mountain Daily News)

“A confident, aggressive and very promising debut by a former Met detective.” (The Times (London))

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