The woman’s face was pale and waxy. Her milky, partially open eyes stared into the distance. There were drag marks in the grass; she’d been placed here and posed. Who did this to you and why have they left you like this?
When a woman’s body is found on a lonely patch of scrubland, Detective Lucy Harwin is called to the scene. The victim’s clothes have been wrenched to expose her, and her feet are bare.
Lucy and her team have only just started investigating who could have wanted local mother Melanie Benson dead, when a young woman is discovered strangled in a dark alley. As more bodies appear in the run-down seaside town, the small community is gripped by fear, and the pressure to solve the case becomes unbearable. But with each victim dying in a different way, Lucy struggles to find a link between the murders. Are these random killings, or part of the same plan?
Just as she thinks she’s getting close, Lucy starts to suspect the killer is watching her. Can she find the murderer before they strike again, or will she be next?
An absolutely gripping serial-killer thriller that will have your heart pounding as you race through the pages. If you love Kathy Reichs, Karin Slaughter or Robert Dugoni, Dying Breath will have you hooked.
Read what everyone is saying about Dying Breath:
‘Loved this book so much. I read it in one sitting, it’s such a page turner. It’s a fast paced thriller with plenty of twists in the plot, that keeps you guessing to the end…I would give it 10 stars if I could.’ (5 stars) Goodreads reviewer
‘It hooks you right from the start and doesn’t let up until the very end when you are left completely stunned…I was totally shocked and definitely didn’t see that coming.’ (5 stars) Always With a Book
‘I found myself sitting for hours glued to the screen of my Kindle…Helen Phifer has written another great book that has kept her in my top authors list.’ Nigel Adams Bookworm
‘AMAZING book…really pulls you in with every page…this is a MUST READ.’ (5 stars) Goodreads reviewer
‘Right to the very last few pages we are kept in suspense! I honestly did NOT see that coming!! One that just has to be read!’ (5 stars) Goodreads reviewer
‘Kept me hooked all the way through; full of twists…An explosive storyline and really likeable characters provide a great read and I can’t recommend this book highly enough.’ (5 stars) Goodreads reviewer
‘Captivating and thrilling; this one was a hard one to put down. It was extremely well written, it was dark, suspenseful and the twists just kept coming.’ Bonnies Book Talk
‘Its twists, turns and very likeable protagonist kept me enthralled from start to finish and I read it in one sitting.’ (5 stars) Goodreads reviewer
‘It was exciting, it was full of suspense and just plain awesome…Basically, I loved it.’ (5 stars) Goodreads reviewer
‘I could not put this book down!…A great story with gruesome murders that twists and turns right until the end.’ (5 stars) Goodreads reviewer
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‘I really enjoyed this book, the writing is engaging, honest and believable…I devoured it over 2 evenings and I stayed up until WAY past my bedtime on the first night because I didn’t want to put it down!’ Urban Sapphire
‘What a book! I really enjoyed reading this one…What better place to set a chiller thriller than an old asylum full of atmosphere and old ghosts? If only the walls could tell stories and in this case, they do.’ Mrs Bloggs Books