EVIL INTENT by Jane Isaac

When a series of women’s bodies are discovered in the heart of rural Hamptonshire with a pentagram carved on their chests, DCI Helen Lavery is forced into a cat and mouse chase with a murderer who ultimately turns the tables and targets her.


Meanwhile, she is shocked to discover that her younger son’s new best friend is the nephew of organised crime boss Chilli Franks – the man who has held a grudge against Helen’s family since her father first put him away in the 1990s.


As her personal and professional lives collide, Helen finds herself in mortal danger as she races to track down the serial killer and restore safety to the streets of Hampton.


Praise for Jane Isaac:

'I thought I'd never read a book that came close to the realities of crime and policing. Then I read this.' Ian Patrick, writer and former DS with the Metropolitan Police

‘A sharp, gripping read which drew me in from the first page. With engaging characters and an impressive level of authenticity, this is a police procedural that you won’t be able to put down.’ Caroline Mitchell, author of The Silent Twin

‘If you like pacy convincing police procedurals this is one for you.’ Kate Ellis, author of the Wesley Peterson crime series

‘A tense police procedural with a fantastic plot and intense characters. I devoured the book in record time and look forward to reading more about DI Will Jackman.’ Lisa Cutts, author of the DC Nina Foster series and Mercy Killing

‘Jane Isaac is a highly skilled writer… she dissects the complexities of crime and human emotions with impressive insight and compassion.’ Kate Rhodes, author of the acclaimed Alice Quentin series

‘A very convincing police procedural with the delectable DI Will Jackman at the helm.’ Louise Voss, best-selling author

‘A smart, intelligent and tightly woven police procedural with real depth of human emotion at its heart.’ Rebecca Bradley, author of Shallow Waters

‘Carefully executed police procedural, that hits all the targets.’ Angela Clarke, author of 'Follow Me'

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ISBN (Paperback): 9781800310100
ISBN (Ebook): 9781800310117
Published: 1st February 2022

Price: £8.99 (Paperback) £4.99 (Ebook)
Extent: 288 pages
Format: 198x129mm
Markets: World 
Translation rights: Yes

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Jane Isaac is married to a serving detective and they live in rural Northamptonshire, UK with their dogs, Bollo and Digity. Her debut novel, An Unfamiliar Murder, introduced DCI Helen Lavery and was nominated as best mystery in the 'eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook awards 2013.' The Truth Will Out, the second in the DCI Helen Lavery series, was selected as 'Thriller of the Month - April 2014' by E-thriller.com and winner of 'Noveltunity book club selection - May 2014'.


Jane has also written the DI Will Jackman series, set in Stratford upon Avon, and the DC Beth Chamberlain (Family Liaison Officer) series, set in Northamptonshire, in addition to standalone psychological suspense novels.

Evil Intent is Jane’s eleventh novel and the fourth in the highly acclaimed DCI Helen Lavery series.

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