'The procedural details in this gripping murder story have the ring of truth — but then the author is a detective in the Metropolitan Police' SUNDAY TIMES CRIME CLUB
There were only ever two choices - your life or mine.
Alana Loxton was part of the all-female team to take down Barratt, a notorious serial killer. He is safely behind bars when one of the detectives goes missing. Her disappearance, and the connection to the killer, could be a coincidence – but when her body is discovered days later, a link begins to form. Then another detective from the team goes missing and the situation becomes horrifically clear. Someone is picking them off one by one – and Alana’s name is next on the list . . .
From the author of Before I Say I Do comes a gripping psychological drama that has the twists of a psych-thriller with the layers of a police procedural.
Praise for Before I Say I Do
'A twisty thriller about the happiest day of your life descending into a nightmare' Claire McGowan, author of The Other Wife
‘As pacy as it is puzzling, you’ll change your mind endlessly about what you think has happened’ Heat ? 'A deliciously dark and twisted read' Woman magazine
'Will take you on a frantic ride' Sun
'An intense thriller' Bella
‘Such a joy to read – the authentic police-procedural aspects of this debut were a real plus and I loved the detective duo! If you enjoy a tightly woven plot which oozes suspense and delivers plenty of twists, then this is for you . . . She's definitely an author to watch!’ Sam Carrington, author of I Dare You
'Tense, layered and atmospheric, Bradley’s debut blends expert police procedural elements with a gripping psychological thriller heart and I couldn’t put it down' Fran Dorricott, author of After the Eclipse
Vicki Bradley is the author of the psychological thriller, Before I Say I Do. She completed a Creative Writing Novel MA at City University of London in 2016. She won the Write Here Right Now competition 2018, came third place in the First Novel Prize, and has been shortlisted for the Virago New Crime Writer and Peter Fraser Dunlop prize with her debut novel.
Vicki is a detective constable in the Metropolitan Police Service and has had a varied career as a uniformed response driver in Brent and then as a detective in Southwark CID. She has managed High-Risk Sex Offenders and worked on the Serious Organised Crime Command. She is currently on a 5-year career break while she focuses on writing.
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