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Mercy Killing

Mercy Killing: Taut. Tense. Gripping Read! You're at the heart of the killer investigation

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The death of a local sex offender places the police officers at East Rise incident room under immense pressure – they must treat this case like any other murder, but they know what Albie Woodville did and can feel little sympathy. Except, as the investigation progresses, it becomes clear this isn’t just a one-off killing – someone is out for revenge...


'Utterly gripping and hauntingly realistic, I raced through this in one sitting' LISA HALL

'Compelling, pacy, full of tension that had me gripped from the first page to the last'  ANGELA MARSONS

‘A genuinely immersive read. 
Lisa’s background as a detective is used to such good effect in this clever, suspenseful tale’ KATE RHODES

'Not only a smart, compulsive police procedural, but also a candid and compassionate exposure of people trafficking . . . An important story, superbly and entertainingly told’ LOUISE CANDLISH, author of OUR HOUSE

'A moving and thought-provoking story that highlights one of today’s most merciless crimes . . . Compulsive readingRACHEL ABBOTT

'Lost Lives left me breathless . . . heartbreaking and thrilling - this is pure geniusELIZABETH HAYNES

‘Masterful storytelling from a writer at the top of her game’  JULIE WASSMER

About The Author

Author photograph (c) Rob Cole Photography

Lisa Cutts is the author of four police procedural novels, based on her twenty-one years of policing experience. She works as a detective constable for Kent Police and has spent over ten years in the Serious Crime Directorate dealing mostly with murders and other serious investigations. She has been on BBC Radio 4’s Open Book with Mariella Frostrup, part of First Fictions festival at West Dean college, Chichester, on the inaugural panel at Brighton’s Dark and Stormy festival, on ITV’s This Morning and at the Chiswick Book Festival. Her debut novel, Never Forget, won the 2014 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award for best thriller.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (October 20, 2016)
  • Length: 432 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781471153105

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‘I SO enjoyed Mercy Killing. Taut. Tense. Insider knowledge leaps from every page’


– Simon Booker, author of Without Trace

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