Lovesey, Phil When the Ashes Burn

ISBN 13: 9780006512868

When the Ashes Burn

 
9780006512868: When the Ashes Burn

Psychological thriller from acclaimed new voice in British writing: ‘Chilling and deviously plotted’ – Val McDermid, The Times

Local police thought George Picket was little more than a serial complainer. But as Chairman of the Chelmsford Allotment Society, the summer’s run-in with a wayward group of youths had begun to reach ever more serious heights. Then one late October evening a single match lights a trail of suburban death and destruction, whose dreadful hidden consequences reach far beyond the innocent allotment plots.

Freelance reporter Jack Latimer takes up Picket’s case, completely unaware of the millennial nightmare the Chairman’s tale will unearth. A severed head, a badly bungled drugs deal, a dead hangman’s grandson and the menace of juvenile crime are just some of the elements Jack will encounter in reporting a story which threatens not only to destroy his career – but his very life too.

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Review:

‘A thriller which signposts its story line, but still wheels on a few surprises. Cruder than Lovesey Jnr’s two earlier tales, but keeping its confidence as it goes uproariously OTT’
Literary Review

‘A promising new young British voice’
Time Out

‘A superior piece of crime writing’
Literary Review (of Ploughing Potter’s Field)

From the Back Cover:

'"Phil Lovesey is among the most talented of the new wave of young British crime writers"'
MARCEL BERLINS, 'The Times'

Local police thought George Picket was little more than a serial complainer. But as Chairman of the Chelmsford Allotment Society, the summer's run-in with a wayward group of youths had begun to reach ever more serious heights. Then one late October evening a single match lights a trail of suburban death and destruction, whose dreadful hidden consequences reach far beyond the innocent allotment plots.

Freelance reporter Jack Latimer takes up Picket's case, completely unaware of the millennial nightmare the Chairman's tale will unearth. A severed head, a badly bungled drugs deal, a dead hangman's grandson and the menace of juvenile crime are just some of the elements Jack will encounter in reporting a story which threatens not only to destroy his career, but his very life, too.

'"A name to watch"'
FRANCES FYFIELD, 'Mail on Sunday'

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Lovesey, Phil
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