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    • Publication date:17 May 2018
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It Was Her

The breathtaking thriller where nothing is as it seems

By Mark Hill
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The second novel featuring mysterious, anti-hero/hero DI Ray Drake, confirms Mark Hill's place as the best new British crime thriller writer around, with a plot to leave readers gasping for air.

Do you want a thriller where nothing is as it seems?

Twenty years ago, Tatia was adopted into a well-off home where she seemed happy, settled. Then the youngest boy in the family dies in an accident, and she gets the blame.

Did she do it?

Tatia is cast out, away from her remaining adopted siblings Joel and Poppy. Now she yearns for a home to call her own. So when she see families going on holiday, leaving their beautiful homes empty, there seems no harm in living their lives while they are gone. But somehow, people keep ending up dead.

Did she kill them?

As bodies start to appear in supposedly safe neighbourhoods, DI Ray Drake and DS Flick Crowley race to find the thinnest of links between the victims. But Drake's secret past is threatening to destroy everything.


PRAISE FOR MARK HILL

'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

'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

'A cracking debut. I can't wait to see more of Ray Drake'
Mark Billingham, #1 bestselling author of Love Like Blood and In The Dark

'Utterly gripping, packed with unforgettable characters - and SO well-written. The twists had me reeling!'
Louise Voss

Biographical Notes

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.

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  • ISBN: 9781405539302
  • Publication date: 17 May 2018
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A cracking debut. I can't wait to see more of Ray Drake. — Mark Billingham (on His First Lie)
What a superb writer! — Alex Gray
Hill has a hell of a career ahead of him. — Alex Marwood
Hill's stories have a strong ring of contemporary truth and this downbeat but assured novel should establish him as a major voice in English crime writing — Maxim Jakubowski, Crime Time
Twisty, pacy and an engaging. Loved it — Patricia Gibney
A fantastic debut: dark, addictive and original. I couldn't put it down. — Robert Bryndza (on His First Lie)
Proof his debut, His First Lie, was no fluke, Hill's the real deal, delivering a thriller with shocking scenes, punchy action, twists and a flawed copper in DI Ray Drake... A crime fan's must-read! — Peterborough Evening Telegraph
He's a real talent. — Steve Cavanagh
Deliciously tense and darkly addictive. I couldn't put it down until I had devoured it completely! — Jane Isaac
With It Was Her Mark Hill just gets better and better. Beautifully written and utterly gripping. — Cass Green
Mark Hill has joined the upper echelons of London crime writers — Barry Forshaw, Crime Time
Scary wonderful — Valentina Giambanco
With compelling yet flawed characters and plenty of surprise twists, Hill's second DI Drake Mystery is a worthy follow-up to His First Lie — Culture Fly
He's only two books into his crime writing career but he's already up there with the big players (blog) — Ebookwyrm's BlogCave
I had to keep turning the pages to find out what happens next — Hooked From Page One (blog)
Dark, tense, twisted and totally satisfying. Nice one Mr Hill. More please — Jen Med’s Book Reviews (blog)
I found myself racing through the pages as I desperately wanted to discover what was going to happen next — Over the Rainbow Book Blog
Left me wanting more (in a good way). Bring on the next book in the DI Ray Drake series! — Off-the-Shelf Books (blog)
It Was Her is supremely well-crafted, from that irresistible premise, right through to the heart-thumping finale. Absolutely first-class writing — Random Things Through My Letterbox (blog)
Mark Hill writes at a great pace and keeps you fully submerged in the plot with his writing style — Broadbean’s Books (blog)
If you like having goose-bumps whilst reading, or that feeling of looking over your shoulder, this book is definitely for you! — Books Beyond the Story (blog)
Deliciously dark characters, a poisonous middle-class family and a detective inspector with more to hide than most! Another thoroughly enjoyable read from Mark Hill — DampPebbles (blog)
I raced through the pages as if my life depended on it and could not put this book down. An utterly fabulous addition to the series — Novel Deelights (blog)
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