Mark Hill's debut TWO O'CLOCK BOY is the gripping, twist-filled start to a fantastic new London-set crime thriller series starring morally corrupt DI Ray Drake - the perfect new addiction for fans of Luther
'A fantastic debut: dark, addictive and original. I couldn't put it down'
Robert Bryndza, author of The Girl in the Ice
Discover the gripping, twist-filled start to a fantastic new London-set crime thriller series starring morally corrupt DI Ray Drake - the perfect new addiction for fans of LUTHER.
TWO CHILDHOOD FRIENDS... ONE BECAME A DETECTIVE... ONE BECAME A KILLER...
Thirty years ago, the Longacre Children's Home stood on a London street where once-grand Victorian homes lay derelict. There its children lived in terror of Gordon Tallis, the home's manager.
Then Connor Laird arrived: a frighteningly intense boy who quickly became Tallis' favourite criminal helper. Soon after, destruction befell the Longacre, and the facts of that night have lain buried . . . until today.
Now, a mysterious figure, the Two O'Clock Boy, is killing all who grew up there, one by one. DI Ray Drake will do whatever it take to stop the murders - but he will go even further to cover up the truth.
'Wreaks havoc with your assumptions. Hill has a hell of a career ahead of him'
Alex Marwood, author of The Wicked Girls and The Darkest Secret
'Utterly gripping, packed with unforgettable characters - and SO well-written. The twists had me reeling!'
Mark Hill is a London-based full-time writer of novels and scripts. Formerly he was a journalist and a producer at BBC Radio 2 across a range of major daytime shows and projects. He has won two Sony Gold Awards.
A fantastic debut: dark, addictive and original. I couldn't put it down. — Robert Bryndza, author of The Girl in the Ice
Utterly gripping, packed with unforgettable characters - and SO well-written. The twists had me reeling! — Louise Voss
A delight of a book that wreaks havoc with your assumptions in a delicious Highsmithian manner. Hill has a hell of a career ahead of him. — Alex Marwood
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)
Ambitiously complex and compelling, Two O'Clock Boy left me deliciously uncomfortable and blindsided by that final twist! — Angela Clarke
Two O'Clock Boy is surely going to be the hardest debut of 2017 to beat. What a story and what a superb writer! — Alex Gray
An assured, dark and gritty debut marking the start of what looks like a great series — 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. DI Drake is a marvellous creation and I can't wait to read more — SJI Holliday
A compelling read, packed with unexpected twists and explosive secrets, that builds to a shocking and unforgettable climax. A fantastic debut. — Rod Reynolds
Mark Hill has written a brilliant debut with characters that linger in the subconscious long after reading. I devoured The Two O'Clock Boy and can't wait to see what he does next. He's a real talent. — Steve Cavanagh
A cracking debut from a talent to watch — Fiona Cummins, author of Rattle
I loved The Two O'Clock Boy! It's gripping and scary and twisty and unpredictable — Valentina Giambanco
At a stroke, Mark Hill has joined the upper echelons of London crime writers — Barry Forshaw, Crime Time
Enough cunning plot twists to keep you hooked right up to the nerve-jangling denouement. — Paul Burston
DI Drake is the flawed detective most of us can only dream of writing — Isabelle Grey
Unputdownable! — Claire Evans