Dog Rose Dirt
'Brilliant - filled with tension and twists' SARAH PINBOROUGH
'An unsettling, terrifying thriller' ABIGAIL DEAN
'Masterclass in suspense' THE TIMES
'Will have you up all night with the lights on' ELLE
What if your mother had been writing to a serial killer?
A convicted murderer with a story to tell
Serial killer Michael Reave - known as The Red Wolf - has been locked in Belmarsh Prison for over 20 years for the brutal and ritualistic murders of countless women.
A grieving daughter with a secret to unearth
Ex-journalist Heather Evans returns to her childhood home after her mother's inexplicable suicide and discovers something chilling - hundreds of letters between her mother and Reave, dating back decades.
A hunt for a killer ready to strike again
When the body of a woman is found decorated with flowers, just like his victims, Reave is the only person alive who could help. After years of silence, he will speak to Heather, and only Heather.
If she wants to unearth the truth and stop further bloodshed, she'll have to confront a monster.
PRAISE FOR DOG ROSE DIRT:
'One of the creepiest serial killer thrillers I've encountered in a long time' AMY MCCULLOCH
'I read it heart in mouth' HARRIET TYCE
'Terrifying, fun and insightful' NATHAN RIPLEY
'Taut and stylish' E.G. SCOTT
'Brimming with secrets' MEGAN COLLINS
'Reminiscent of SHARP OBJECTS' SARAH PINBOROUGH
'Strangely beautiful, powerful and disturbing.' HEAT
- Hardback | 368 pages
- 159 x 227 x 33mm | 550g
- 22 Jul 2021
- HarperCollins Publishers
- HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
'An unsettling pastoral thriller, which grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go. Part-Midsommar, part-Hereditary, part-Mindhunter - and entirely terrifying' Abigail Dean, author of Girl A
'It's dark as a Grimm fairy tale and brimming with secrets. With its terrifying story of a serial killer, and the woman who's recently uncovered her mother's connection to him, this novel will appeal to - and deeply chill - fans of true crime' Megan Collins, author of The Winter Sister
'A clever, chilling crime novel with a perplexing mystery, compelling storytelling and vivid characters' Jane Casey
'A taut and stylish thriller ... Riveting from the first page' E.G Scott, bestselling author of The Woman Inside
'Intense and with a seam of gallows humour, Dog Rose Dirt is terrifying, fun, and insightful' Nathan Ripley, bestselling author of Find You in the Dark
'Creepy and compelling, [Dog Rose Dirt] is a truly disturbing take on a serial killer narrative. I read it heart in mouth!' Harriet Tyce, Sunday Times Bestselling author of Blood Orange
'Masterfully plotted and heart-poundingly tense, Jen Williams combines British folklore, cults, and the most chilling serial killer to grace the page in years - creating a thriller that's both mesmerising, and utterly terrifying' Katie Lowe, author of The Furies
'A tense, gripping and original read, with one of the creepiest serial killers I've encountered in a long time' Amy McCulloch
About Jen Williams