The lifeless body sat, hands bound, silver tape over his mouth. Patches of blood had soaked into the cheap carpet around him. Zac had spent years gaining scientific insight into the mind: human motivation and behaviour. And this scene wasn’t right…
It’s been five years since Detective Zac Boateng’s daughter was murdered and her killer was never found. Now Zac is back working for the Metropolitan Police and is more determined than ever to bring the city’s killers to justice.
When a man is found brutally murdered in a rundown south London shop, all fingers point to the highly intelligent and manipulative Darian Wallace. Two years ago, the victim helped send him to prison. And he’s just been released.
Still grieving, Zac knows it will take everything he’s got to catch this dangerously clever killer. But just as he feels he’s getting closer, he realises all is not quite as it seems and he makes a devastating personal discovery.
Zac has a choice to make – risk letting this killer escape or watch his daughter’s murderer get away again…
An absolutely gripping thriller for fans of Mark Billingham, Peter James and Lee Child. The Murder List is one fast-paced thriller you won’t be able to put down.
What readers are saying about The Murder List:
‘Wow, what a fantastic book. It started out with absolute tragedy for Zac and the tension just kept building right throughout the book. It was the kind of book that kept me turning the pages not wanting to put the book down because I had to see what was going to happen next. I loved the characters in this book and the plot line was interesting and captivated me. A really good read, can’t wait for the next one in the series.’ Bonnie’s Book Talk
‘It goes beyond being just another crime novel and is more like an action-packed thriller at times. There’s a lot going on in The Murder List and I loved it all. It was a fantastic and gripping read from start to finish, and I am truly excited to continue with this series to see what Chris Merritt comes up with next.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘It is the character and flaws of Boateng that set The Murder List above the average thriller.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘An exciting read with plenty of twists and turns. I like nothing better than a good police procedural so I loved those aspects of the novel where the search for Darian marries modern policing with instinct and experience. They don’t always get it right but it makes for fascinating reading as it seems a very realistic portrayal of modern policing.’ Goodreads Reviewer