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The Ash Doll

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The past had been buried. But now someone has remembered . . .

Prolific lawyer Charlie Priest has bet his career on one case, but when his star witness turns up brutally murdered on the first morning of the trial, things start to fall apart.

Priest knows there's a vicious killer out there, but as the bodies begin to pile up, he soon realises that he's caught in a web of corruption that protects a deadly secret: one that threatens to tear him and those he cares about apart. And Priest has demons of his own to battle, suffering from dissociative disorder, a condition so destructive that it leaves him questioning the truth of his own existence.

Can Priest uncover the truth before it's too late?

'Had me gripped form the first page . . . Engaging, complicated and compelling' Adam Hamdy, author of Pendulum

'Macabre and magnificent, The Ash Doll cranks up the tension from page one and doesn't let go until its breathless conclusion' Mark Hill, author of His First Lie
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 126 x 195 x 27mm | 315g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1785764187
  • 9781785764189
  • 325,624

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Another brilliant Charlie Priest novel from James Hazel. Such an engaging and compelling main character and group dynamic. Loved it . Creepy too and quite emotional . . . an absolutely compelling and intricately woven story that is highly addictive . Charlie and his particular issues are utterly engaging and unusual enough to stand out within the genre . The mystery elements are dark and unsettling with a huge dose of unpredictability that keeps you turning those pages until the final resolution . . . j ust the type of crime fiction that keeps me hooked on the books. Beautifully written, indelibly fascinating, bring on more Charlie Priest novels Liz Loves Books
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Another brilliant Charlie Priest novel from James Hazel. Such an engaging and compelling main character and group dynamic. Loved it. Creepy too and quite emotional . . . an absolutely compelling and intricately woven story that is highly addictive. Charlie and his particular issues are utterly engaging and unusual enough to stand out within the genre. The mystery elements are dark and unsettling with a huge dose of unpredictability that keeps you turning those pages until the final resolution . . . just the type of crime fiction that keeps me hooked on the books. Beautifully written, indelibly fascinating, bring on more Charlie Priest novels * Liz Loves Books * The Ash Doll had me gripped from the first page. James Hazel takes readers into a dark, twisted world and his deft writing makes every page engaging. In Charlie Priest, Hazel has created a character who is complicated, compelling and who I'd definitely like to see more of * Adam Hamdy * Macabre and magnificent, The Ash Doll cranks up the tension from page one and doesn't let go until its breathless conclusion - trust me, you ain't never gonna meet another hero like Charlie Priest * Mark Hill * James Hazel grabs you from the off and doesn't let go until the very end. This is his first novel. It's definitely not his last * Martyn Waites on The Mayfly * A compelling mystery that has you tearing through the pages. Charlie Priest is a genius creation. He's brilliant and border-line dysfunctional but you can't help liking him. Highly recommended * J. S. Carol on The Mayfly * Addictive. There is something wonderfully macabre about Hazel's debut thriller. It may well be the motley crew that surrounds Priest, (who isn't exactly without his own difficulties), who entranced me . . . With this marvellous cast, Hazel's thriller certainly keeps rolling along at a cracking pace . . . I can honestly say that I haven't completed a book in such double quick time as I did The Mayfly. Having been reviewing for over twelve years now, I can sense a good thriller. You will be guaranteed to be on to a winner with The Mayfly * CrimeSquad on The Mayfly * An excellent book kept me gripped and was finished all too quickly. * The Bookbag * James Hazel has managed to produce a riveting second [book] and deserves all the recognition he receives. If you enjoy this genre, you will love this book. * Breakaway Reviewers * This is a series it is going to be very easy to become addicted to! * Nudge Books * A clever, macabre and gripping read from start to end. * CultureFly *
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About James Hazel

Before turning his hand to writing, James Hazel was a lawyer in private practice specialising in corporate and commercial litigation and employment law.

He was an equity partner in a regional law firm and held a number of different department headships until he quit legal practice to pursue his dream of becoming an author.

He has a keen interest in criminology and a passion for crime thrillers, indie music and all things retro.
James lives on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds with his wife and three children.
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54 ratings
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3 13% (7)
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