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Head of Zeus
The Man on Hackpen Hill
The Man on Hackpen Hill by J.S. Monroe

'Brilliantly plotted, with a seismic twist' Rosamund Lupton

Her best friend is dead and she needs to know why.

Aspiring journalist Bella is on work experience at a national newspaper when, out of the blue, she receives an anonymous letter promising her a big scoop if she travels down to Wiltshire.

All she finds is a government scientist spouting conspiracy theories in the pub. But then Bella's best friend Erin is found dead in a nearby field, her body staged in the centre of a crop circle. Bella is devastated. Is this the real reason she was lured out here?

While detective Silas Hart searches for evidence, Bella scours her own memory for clues. But it's full of blanks – the details of her university days with Erin keep slipping away. What secrets was Erin hiding? And, once they're uncovered, what will it mean for Bella?

Praise for The Man on Hackpen Hill:

'An impressive, twisty tale' Independent
'Impeccably researched... An unusual mystery told with exceptional skill' Daily Mail
'A kind of Wiltshire Da Vinci Code... A real page turner' Tom Bradby

Head of Zeus * Thrillers
02 Sep 2021 * 464pp * £18.99 * 9781789541717
Original and brilliantly plotted, with not so much a twist but a seismic shifting of the ground under your feet... Amazing'
Rosamund Lupton, author of Three Hours
'An impressive twisty tale'
A kind of Wiltshire Da Vinci Code, with crop circles, mathematical equations and shadowy figures from Porton Down. A real page turner written with beguiling wit'
Tom Bradby
Impeccably researched... An unusual mystery told with exceptional skill'
Daily Mail
A tale of chilling proportions, which plays with the minds and emotions of protagonists and readers alike... Supremely dark and intensely multi-faceted; wonderfully researched and authentic; compelling and gripping; sympathetically nuanced and told with real heart'
Fiction Books Blog
'Once again J.S. Monroe (aka Jon Stock, author of spy thrillers) has created an intriguing, thought-provoking police procedural'
Sunday Times Crime Club
J.S. Monroe
J.S. Monroe
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.
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