DI Ray Drake investigates a spate of murders targeting former residents of a children's home in the dark, original and addictive debut thriller from M.K. Hill.
One detective. One killer. One shared secret.
Connor Laird frightens people: he's intense, he's fearless, and he seems to be willing to do anything to protect himself and those he loves. When he arrives in the Longacre Children's Home, seemingly from nowhere, he instantly becomes hero and villain to every other child there.
But thirty years later, someone is killing all of those who grew up in the Longacre with Connor. Each of them has secrets, not least investigating cop DI Ray Drake. One by one, the mysteries of the past are revealed, and Drake finds himself in a race against time before the killer gets to him.
Who would kill to hide their secrets?
Praise for Two O'Clock Boy:
'Utterly gripping, packed with unforgettable characters – and SO well-written. The twists had me reeling!' Louise Voss
'A fantastic debut: dark, addictive and original. I couldn't put it down.' Robert Bryndza, author of The Girl in the Ice
'Grips from the start and never lets up.' The Times
'Enter DI Ray Drake, the flawed, sharply drawn lead of this promising new series. The author has an unerring ability to give incidents a biting sense of reality.' Sunday Times (Crime Club Best Debuts of the Year)
'As poignant as it is gripping.' Sunday Express
'An assured, dark and gritty debut.' Stav Sherez
'An unsettling and powerful story. The plot cleverly weaves past and present – with shocking, edge-of-the-seat twists until its heart-stopping finale.' David Young, author of Stasi Child
'Fiercely fresh and wonderfully written.' SJI Holliday
'A superb final twist.' Morning Star