Eleven guests. Three nights. One murderer... This is the haunting and atmospheric new thriller from rising star of crime fiction, Rachael Blok.
In a gorgeous mansion in the Hertfordshire countryside, sisters Lois and Ebba prepare to launch their new venture. Archipelago is an exploitation-free tech company whose virtual reality game promises to unite the worlds of technology, politics and the environment.
Invited to the launch party are their investors: current and ex-politicians, international business moguls and activists, one of whom – Marieke – has been receiving online abuse and death threats for her views on eco-politics.
DCI Maarten Jansen has been summoned to join the house party. He is sure the threats are from online trolls with nothing better to do – he's only offering police protection because his boss wants to put the VIP guests at ease. But when eight of the guests are involved in a suspicious helicopter crash, Maarten starts to uncover long-buried secrets – and a murderer in their midst...
Praise for Rachael Blok:
'A blistering mystery; the dark secrets lurking in the short summer shadows kept me turning the pages long into the night' Erin Kelly
'You will suspect everyone in this unbearably tense tale of betrayal and revenge' A.S. Hatch
'Gripping and original' Clare Empson
'Assured and compelling ... The author is as deft about human relationships as she is about creating an increasingly foreboding atmosphere' Elly Griffiths
'Poetic, ecovative and deliciously claustrophobic, Into the Fire practically sizzles with suspense' Jane Isaac
'Into the Fire is an intelligent, modern and richly textured rendering of the classic country house mystery' Dominic Nolan
'A class, beautifully written mystery that held me in a tight grip throughout' Caroline Green
'Glamorous, gripping, and full of intrigue' Eleanor Ray