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Scared to Death

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What to expect

Everyone is afraid. But some fears can kill you.

A gripping new thriller featuring a brilliantly complex psychologist, Dr Jessie Flynn, who struggles with a dark past. Perfect for fans of Nicci French and Val McDermid.

Sometimes you should be frightened of the dark…

A baby is abandoned in the middle of the night. DI Bobby ‘Marilyn’ Simmons suspects the father is planning to take his own life following the violent suicide of his eldest son Danny a year earlier.

Meanwhile an investigation begins into the murder of trainee soldier Stephen Foster. Just sixteen years old, he has been stabbed in the neck and left to die in the woods.

When psychologist Dr Jessie Flynn sees connections between the deaths of Stephen and Danny, she fears a third traumatized young man faces the same fate…

Critics Review

  • Praise for SCARED TO DEATH:

    ‘It’s impossible to put down this book … It’s a brilliant page-turner of a thriller – but be warned, it may keep you up at night!’ Closer

    ‘Kate Medina has created a brilliant and believable female lead’ Good Housekeeping

    ‘Scared to Death is one of those book that creeps up on you, beautifully observed and written, skilfully plotted and developed and with characters as complex and flawed as your most interesting friends. I loved it’ Simon Toyne

    ‘Tremendously accomplished – a slow burn builds into an edge-of-the-seat thriller. Complex, humane and completely convincing’ Mel McGrath, author of Give Me the Child

    Praise for FIRE DAMAGE:

    ‘It comes as no surprise that Medina has created a character of density and intricacy in Flynn. May the series prosper’ Daily Mail

    ‘A tense and pacy thriller, 4 stars’ The Sun

    ‘Medina demonstrates that she’s a considerable find’ Independent

    ‘Excellent start to a new series’ Sunday Express

    ‘[Medina] writes about the horrifying consequences of war from the standpoint of a clear-eyed but sympathetic insider’
    Sunday Times

    ‘If psychological thrillers are your bag, then look no further than Fire Damage… Tense and hard to put down’ Closer

    ‘A haunting thriller’ Grazia

    ‘An absorbing and convincing thriller… An author who consistently delivers taut, believable and unsettlingly compelling novels’ Sunday Herald

    ‘Gripping’ Literary Review

    ‘Psychologist Jessie Flynn is set to become a major star in the world of crime fiction. She’s as fascinating and complex as the cases she solves. Fire Damage will leave you hungry for the next book in this superb series’ Kate Rhodes

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