50/50 Killer

50/50 Killer

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By the time they come face to face, the 50/50 Killer knows his victims all too well. After weeks of surveillance, he targets young couples and subjects them to a single night of hellish torture and manipulation, testing and destroying the love between them. Ultimately, he puts the choice in their hands - only one will be allowed to survive past dawn - and they must decide...Mark Nelson is a young police officer, newly assigned to the team of John Mercer - a legend in the force. It's a huge break for Mark, who has dedicated his life to his job since the death of his girlfriend years before. But on Mark's first day, he is thrust into the path of the killer. A man is found wandering the streets, badly tortured and with his memory in tatters. He knows only that his girlfriend is still being held in the woods he's escaped from. Mark knows that by fleeing, the man has sealed his girlfriend's fate. If they can't piece together his experience by daybreak then she will die in his place...The 50/50 Killer is an astonishing and terrifying novel of love, death and the choices in between.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 152 x 232 x 22mm | 421.85g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752874136
  • 9780752874135
  • 1,787,844

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'Mosby is an extremely talented writer. ... [he] writes with an unrelenting pace and with such heart that I tore through this book. I can't wait to see what he does next.' -- Jon Jordan CRIMESPREE 'Thriller new boy Mosby is shaping up to be a king of the craft' DAILY SPORT 'Mosby writes with confidence and originality, and displays an impressive feel for horror.' -- Marcel Berlins THE TIMES 'This is the book that should see him acclaimed as a potential great of the crime genre as it's an instant classic. ... Mosby's background is in horror and that's often clear here - there are some distressing scenes. But he's also an excellent writer who steers well clear of genre formulae and manages some really deft characterisation - this is no standard potboiler. And there's a switchback twist at the climax that is brilliantly conceived and consummately executed. Pretty much flawless.' -- Paul Connolly LONDON LITE 'One has to marvel at the talents of writers who can create monsters of diabolical cruelty and evil and yet keep intact the thread of credibility and involvement on the part of the reader. Mosby has followed his startlingly original The Cutting Crew with a novel somewhat less surreal and more grounded in police procedure, but no less thrilling, compulsive and difficult to put down. ...you should not presume to think you know what is going on until you have read to the very last page.' -- Matthew Lewin THE GUARDIAN 'Mosby's electrifyingly scary thriller will have you checking the tent flaps at night ' DAILY MAILshow more

About Steve Mosby

Steve Mosby lives and works in Leeds. He is the author of two previous novels. Find out more at: www.theleftroom.co.uk.show more

Review Text

Mosby is an extremely talented writer. ... [he] writes with an unrelenting pace and with such heart that I tore through this book. I can¿t wait to see what he does next. Jon Jordan CRIMESPREEshow more

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1,090 ratings
3.67 out of 5 stars
5 22% (239)
4 38% (416)
3 28% (306)
2 9% (102)
1 2% (27)
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