How much would you pay to survive?
Mum-of-three Ronni Ashcroft had just pieced her life back together after her husband left. On a remote spur of the Scottish Highlands, she kept her successful guest house going and even met a new man, Bishop.
But it turned out that Bishop had secrets. He had shady connections and shadier plans to use the coastal town as a European gateway for drugs, guns – and something far worse. Now he's disappeared, and Ronnie wants answers.
Is he in trouble or simply ignoring her? Was she just his play-thing from the start? And, most importantly, is he dragging them both into something that neither of them will survive?
Reviewers on D.L. Mark:
'Dark, compelling crime writing of the highest order' Daily Mail
'Mark is an extraordinary talent – one of the best in the business' M.W. Craven
'Breathtaking' Peter May
'Truly exhilarating and inventive. Mark is a wonderfully descriptive writer' Peter James
'Mark is a wonderfully descriptive writer' Peter James.
'To call Mark's novels police procedurals is like calling the Mona Lisa a pretty painting. Beautifully crafted, filled with flashbacks, horror, angst, and chilling detail' Kirkus Reviews.
'Breathtaking' Peter May, on Cruel Mercy.
'Dark, compelling crime writing of the highest order' Daily Mail, on Darkness Falls.
'Brilliantly written – a cracking story' Richard Madeley, Richard and Judy Book Club, on Dark Winter