The first in a new series set in the Channel Islands. Jennifer Dorey returns to her childhood home in Guernsey and start work on the local paper. When a drowned woman washes up on the beach, Jennifer uncovers several similar deaths that have taken place over the past fifty years. Jennifer and veteran DCI, Michael Gilbert, follow the clues that lead them to 'Fritz', the illegitimate son of a Nazi soldier. But with his identity about to be revealed, the killer now has Jennifer in his sights. Fans of Elly Griffiths and Ann Cleeves will love this.
Fans of Elly Griffiths and Ann Cleeves will love this
Well-developed characters ensure that the readers will want to see more of Jennifer and company.
A very exciting new talent, and an amazing setting. Looking forward to reading more!
The Devil's Claw is a great read and I absolutely loved it. I've never been to Guernsey but now feel like I know it!
A dark, thrilling murder mystery in a richly-realised setting - the best debut I've read this year.
Dark, haunting and full of twists
A twisty thriller set in Guernsey and populated with great characters.
A gripping thriller set in Guernsey. I loved it!
darkly atmospheric, nail-bitingly tense, intrigue-packed - a real crime fiction must read!
Atmospheric and tense. Superb!
Enthralling, compelling, mysterious
'There is darkness even within the most beautiful of landscapes, and Lara Dearman writes on this with stunning effect in her debut page-turner THE DEVIL'S CLAW. Set in Guernsey and steeped in island folklore, this novel explores a fifty-year-old mystery, and marks the arrival of a fantastic new talent.'
A gripping thriller set in Guernsey, tremendous sense of place & characters I really cared about
Lara Dearman's The Devil's Claw is a powerful debut. With smooth prose and engaging characters, Dearman draws her readers into a tangled web of secrets. Layer upon layer of lies and unexpected connections will keep readers guessing until the very end.
There is darkness even within the most beautiful of landscapes, and Lara Dearman writes on this with stunning effect in her debut page-turner The Devil's Claw. Set in Guernsey and steeped in island folklore, this novel explores a fifty-year-old mystery, and marks the arrival of a fantastic new talent.'