The 50/50 Killer

The 50/50 Killer

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The breakthrough thriller from a new talent in psychological crime ...Mark Nelson is a young police officer, newly assigned to the team of John Mackey - a highly-decorated and successful detective, and author of a bestselling true crime book based on his years of experience catching killers. Mackey is a legend in the force and it's a huge opportunity for Mark, who has dedicated his life to his job ever since the death of his girlfriend years before. When a man is found burned to death in his own home, Mackey's team is thrown into an investigation that grows darker and more complex at every turn. The evidence points to a man known as the Fifty-Fifty Killer. His targets are young couples, who he stalks and subjects to a single night of torture and manipulation, testing and destroying the love between them. Only one of them ever survives until dawn. And his victims include a former member of Mackey's team. Soon afterwards, a young man walks into a police station badly tortured and with his memory in tatters. He knows only that his girlfriend is still being held captive in the woods he's escaped from. But the team know 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.However, all is not what it seems ...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 130 x 188 x 24mm | 222.26g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0752881574
  • 9780752881577
  • 379,509

Review quote

Mosby steers clear of genre formulae in this flawless thriller * LONDON LITE * A terrific thriller that is cerebral, pacy, intelligent and compelling * Huddersfield Daily Examiner *show more

About Steve Mosby

Steve Mosby lives and works in Leeds. He is the author of THE THIRD PERSON, THE CUTTING CREW, THE 50/50 KILLER, CRY FOR HELP, STILL BLEEDING, BLACK FLOWERS, DARK ROOM and THE NIGHTMARE PLACE. His novels have been translated widely and longlisted for the Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year Award and CWA Dagger in the Library. Find out more at: www.theleftroom.co.uk.show more

Review Text

A terrific thriller that is cerebral, pacy, intelligent and compelling Huddersfield Daily Examinershow more

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1,079 ratings
3.67 out of 5 stars
5 22% (236)
4 38% (413)
3 28% (303)
2 9% (101)
1 2% (26)
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