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Decades of evil have gone unchecked. Until now…

‘There are plenty of twists in this compelling and compassionate tale’ SARAH HILARY

DI Grace Fisher investigates the murder of a young doctor working at a summer camp for young girls with eating disorders. Professor Ned Chesham, the man behind the camp deep in the Essex countryside, is hailed as a miracle worker, but the murder of one of his team throws a spotlight on his work and the ‘special girls’ under his care.

Grace Fisher is pulled from the murder investigation to head up a cold case review involving Chesham himself. She must tread carefully: Chesham has just been knighted, he has friends in high places and any suspicion about his work risks damaging his patients even further. But the deeper Grace probes, the clearer it becomes that there is something rotten at the heart of his treatment programme.

As Grace peels away the lies that led to the young doctor’s murder and uncovers the extent of the damage done to Chesham’s patients, she realises how few people want her to get to the truth. Is there anyone she can trust with the horrifying secret of the special girls?

THE SPECIAL GIRLS is a nailbiting thriller with a main character you will love and a final twist that will break your heart

What people are saying about THE SPECIAL GIRLS:

‘The standout crime novel of 2017’ CRIMESQUAD

‘A brave and harrowing novel’ SUNDAY TIMES CRIME BOOK OF THE MONTH

‘An utterly believable and chilling tale of the abuse of the vulnerable. Beautifully crafted, it has an intelligence and emotional heft that sets it above the usual crime novel. The best DI Grace Fisher yet’ ANYA LIPSKA


Reviews

A thrilling read that will leave you wanting much more of Grace Fisher
We Love This Book on Good Girls Don't Die
Assured, convincing and especially good on . . . the delicate - and often dodgy - nature of the relationship between the police and the press
Laura Wilson, Guardian on Good Girls Don't Die
Grey's credentials as a television writer shine through . . . the inner workings of the Major Investigation Team are just as enthralling to read about as the serial killer they are hunting
Clare Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go, on Good Girls Don't Die
Plenty of suspense and gripping, instructive writing about real people facing impossible, often tragic predicaments. This is an excellent crime novel, warmly recommended
Literary Review
Top notch crime fiction . . . a superb example of its kind
Liz Loves Books on Good Girls Don't Die
A realistic, gripping police procedural . . . they rarely get better than this
Book Addict Shaun on Good Girls Don't Die
An intelligent, sophisticated police procedural with a completely believable central character and a strong moral core. Emotional and hardhitting, highly recommended
Sinead Crowley, author of Can Anybody Help Me? and Are You Watching Me?
An unusual police procedural . . . beautifully written, full of interesting insights, and atmospherically set
Literary Review on Shot Through the Heart
Combines attention to detail with compassionate intelligence
Sunday Times on Shot Through the Heart
Combines clever plot twists with a surprising delicacy of feeling
Sunday Times on Good Girls Don't Die
Full of well-handled forensics and the brooding atmosphere of the Essex coast
Mail on Sunday on Shot Through the Heart
The writing is fluid and enthralling . . . a terrific and believable supporting cast
CrimeThrillerFella on Good Girls Don't Die
There are plenty of twists to this compelling and compassionate tale, but it's the sensitivity with which Isabelle Grey handles the legacy of harm that gives the story its beating heart
Sarah Hilary
The sort of book Rendell could have produced . . . the standout crime novel so far of 2017
Crimesquad
Isabelle Grey never loses sight of the impact on victims in this brave and harrowing novel
The Times
A penetrating analysis of Stockholm Syndrome with a notably filmic sensibility
Guardian
An utterly believable and chilling tale of the abuse of the vulnerable. Beautifully crafted, it has an intelligence and emotional heft that sets it above the usual crime novel. The best DI Grace Fisher yet
Anya Lipska