Lost Souls

Chris Merritt

The child’s hair was neatly combed, his small hands bound together with white ribbon. His eyes were closed, the facial expression almost peaceful. Around his neck, a single dark line. He’d been strangled…

In a quiet church, on a busy London street, 12-year-old Donovan Blair is found dead, his body posed as if in prayer. Just hours ago, he was happily playing with his friends at school, but now his body is lifeless, and his killer is long gone.

Detective Dan Lockhart is working alone on his wife’s missing person’s case when he receives the call, and he rushes to the crime scene at St Mary’s Church immediately.

Bringing in psychologist Dr Lexi Green to help profile the murderer, Dan is convinced that the killer has provided a clue by leaving the body in a prayer position. As they work together to unravel the twisted motives of the person responsible, another body is found. A 13-year-old girl, left in a different church, posed in exactly the same way.

Fearing the murderer may already have another child in his sights, Dan and Lexi work together to establish links between the two deaths, and soon discover that not only were both children in care – they had attended the same school. And when it emerges that Lexi has a connection to the school, things become difficult between her and Dan. How much can he tell Lexi about the case? And could she be at risk?

As Dan makes a breakthrough in the investigation, he receives devastating news about his wife, Jess. But with children’s lives at stake and Lexi in danger, Dan must put his personal emotions aside and chase the killer. Can he and Lexi work out who is behind the murders before another vulnerable child is taken?

This nail-biting crime book is perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Lisa Regan and Robert Dugoni. Once you pick up Lost Souls, you won’t be able to put it down!

What readers are saying about Lost Souls:

‘I read this within 24 hours, it was that outstanding… An astonishing page-turner.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

I literally had shivers down my spinePhenomenal and exciting!’ Carla Kovach, author, 5 stars

‘A totally gripping page-turner that crackles with tension – get ready to stay up late!’ Lisa Regan, author

‘Kept me gripped from start to finish…. Gripping and nail-biting, a complete roller coaster ride.’ The Reading Closet

‘I absolutely loved this book… Kept me on the edge of my seat… Fantastic.’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars

Utterly Fantastic.’ Carol Wyer, author

‘One of those books that once you start, you just have to keep on reading no matter how late it is… I couldn’t turn the pages fast enoughTotally absorbing and brilliant thriller.’ NetGalley review, 5 stars

‘This book will have you in its grip and won’t let go until you reach that final page.’ It’s all About Books

CompulsiveEnthralling, exhilarating and a thoroughly gripping page-turner.’ Avid Readers Retreat

Brilliant!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Kept me hooked right till the end.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘An Incredible book.’ B for Bookreview, 5 stars

‘This is a hell of a read.’ A Knight’s Read

‘Another gripping and twisty book… I keep thinking the last book is my favourite and then the next one comes out and I like it ever better. ’ The Enthusiastic Book Worm, 5 stars

‘A thriller you need to finish almost as soon as you begin.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

‘Another brilliant episode. Five stars from me.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

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