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IN THE SHADOWS by Jane Isaac

'Isaac twists terror with fear and confusion and I couldn't put it down' Rebecca Bradley

'[A] perfectly plotted thriller' Anne Coates


In the suburban town of Hampton, the peaceful night air is shattered by the sound of gunfire. Outside a local pub, five are feared dead and the murderer has fled the scene.

DCI Helen Lavery works alongside the counter terrorism unit to investigate. Who is behind the mass shooting? Why target this town?

Meanwhile, Helen is preparing for the trial of Chilli Franks, an organised crime boss who has a grudge against her family. But when Chilli’s nephew befriends her son, and suggestions are made about Chilli’s involvement in the shooting, past fears clash with the present.

Under the spotlight of the world’s media, Helen finds herself in a race against time to solve the case, protect her family and track down the killer before they strike again.

'An authentic, powerful and gripping police procedural' Joy Kluver

'Jane Isaac's finest novel yet; an addictive page-turner. DCI Lavery is an outstanding creation' Michael Wood

'Brimming with tension, suspense and colourful characters' A A Chaudhuri


DCI Helen Lavery
Book 1: An Unfamiliar Murder
Book 2: The Truth Will Out
Book 3: A Deathly Silence
Book 4: Evil Intent
Book 5: In the Shadows

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): 9781915643896, £8.99 ISBN (E-book): 9781915643902, £4.99   Extent: 288 pages   
Format: 198x129mm  
Rights Held: 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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