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EVIL INTENT by Jane Isaac

‘Gripping’ Clare Chase
‘Ingenious’ Merilyn Davies
‘Kept me guessing until the end’ Joy Kluver
‘A real adrenaline rush’ Kate Rhodes
‘Compelling’ Sarah Ward
‘Unforgettable’ Louise Beech


When a series of women’s bodies is 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.



DCI Helen Lavery
Book 1: An Unfamiliar Murder
Book 2: The Truth Will Out
Book 3: A Deathly Silence
Book 4: Evil Intent

DI Will Jackman
Book 1: Before It's Too Late
Book 2: Beneath the Ashes
Book 3: The Lies Within

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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 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.

Twitter: @JaneIsaacAuthor

Instagram: @JaneIsaacAuthor

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