The Taken: Erica Martin, Book 2

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Penguin Books, Limited, Nov 3, 2016 - Detective and mystery stories - 400 pages
A tense and powerful police procedural set in the city of Durham where a murdered preacher may be more monstrous than his own killer.

There's the lost.
There's the missing.
And there's the taken.

She asked me once if we had any secrets, and I shook my head.
'No secrets between us, ' she said.
'No, ' I answered. 'Never ever.'

In a Durham hotel at dawn, celebrated preacher Tristan Snow is murdered as he prays. None of the other guests - not even his daughter, his wife, or her sister - saw or heard anything.

But then again, they all had a motive for murder.

Detective Inspector Erica Martin is confronted by secrets and lies, lost in a case where nothing is what it seems.

With no answers, DI Martin is consumed by questions: Is anyone in this family innocent? When the victim might have been a monster - is there such a thing as justice? And does anyone deserve to die?

Praise for Alice Clark-Platts:

'Had me on the edge of my sun lounger. Excellent plotting and a genuinely unguessable resolution to the mystery'
Sophie Hannah

'Grabbed me from the first page and wouldn't let go. A compelling read, beautifully written ... A tense, captivating tale, brilliantly told'
Rachel Abbott

'A gripping, highly charged thriller'
Ralph Fiennes

'A brilliantly plotted and utterly gripping thriller'
Emma Kavanagh

'Superb ... A very assured page-turning storm I read in one sitting'
Stav Sherez

'Intriguing and sinister with masterful plotting and tension'
Mel Sherratt

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The Taken – A taut and pulsating thriller The Taken is the second book in the Erica Martin series, bit could work well as a standalone thriller in its own right. Alice Clark-Platts is a brilliant ... Read full review

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About the author (2016)

Alice Clark-Platts is a former human rights lawyer who has worked at the UN International Criminal Tribunal in connection with the Rwandan genocide, and on cases involving Winnie Mandela and the rapper Snoop Dogg. She studied at Durham University and is a graduate of the Curtis Brown creative writing course whose fiction has been shortlisted for literary prizes.

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