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The Man on Hackpen Hill
02 Sep 2021 * EBOOK * £7.99 * 9781789541700

DI Silas Hart investigates a murder in a crop circle in Wiltshire, in the new high-concept thriller from J.S. Monroe.

Fiction / FH (Thrillers)
Extent: 464 pages
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Also by J.S. Monroe
The Man on Hackpen HillJ.S. Monroe

'Original and brilliantly plotted, with not so much a twist but a seismic shifting of the ground under your feet ... Amazing' Rosamund Lupton

An original, intelligent and twisty thriller set in rural Wiltshire. A dead body in a crop circle sends a coded message. Can DI Silas Hart uncover the chilling truth before it's too late?

It isn't unusual for crop circles to appear overnight on Hackpen Hill. In this part of Wiltshire, where golden wheat fields stretch for miles, the locals have got used to discovering strange mathematical patterns stamped into the earth.

But this time, it's different. Not only because this particular design of dramatic spiralling hexagons has never been seen before. But because of the dead body positioned precisely in the centre of the circle. DI Silas Hart, of Swindon Police, is at a loss.

Only Jim, a scientist at secretive government laboratory Porton Down, knows the chilling truth about the man on Hackpen Hill. And he wants Bella, a trainee journalist on her first ever story, to tell the world. But Silas has other ideas – and a boss intent on a cover up.

As Bella and Jim race against time, dark forces conspire against them, leading them to confront the reality of their own past and a world in which nothing is as it seems.

Reviews for J.S. Monroe:

'Full of unpredictable twists' The Times
'Intricately woven and heart-stoppingly believable' Clare Mackintosh
'The most ingenious thriller you will read this year' M.J. Arlidge
'Cunning, captivating and creepy' J.P. Delaney
'A tightly coiled and crafted plot' Daily Mail
'Pacy and propulsive' Daily Telegraph
'You won't be able to turn the pages fast enough' Heat
'Clever, imaginative and unusual' Daily Mail

J.S. Monroe read English at Cambridge, worked as a foreign correspondent in Delhi, and was Weekend editor of the Daily Telegraph in London before becoming a full-time writer. His psychological thriller Find Me became a bestseller in 2017, and, under the name Jon Stock, he is also the author of five spy thrillers. He lives in Wiltshire, with his wife and children.

Author has now sold over 200,000 copies of his previous books, Find Me, Forget My Name and The Other You.

Find Me was a top-ten bestseller in Ireland.

MARKET: M.J. Arlidge; M.W. Craven; Peter James; Gytha Lodge.

'J.S. Monroe has woven an absorbing novel full of unpredictable twists, topped by a savage climax' The Times on Forget My Name.
'Brilliantly original ... Kept me guessing to the very end' Peter James on The Other You.
'Intelligent writing, disturbing and original ideas, and a tightly coiled and crafted plot'
Daily Mail on Find Me

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