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What to expect

An incredible new thriller from an exciting new talent!

The murders have begun…
Across England, a string of murders is taking place. Each different in method, but each horrifying and brutal.

But the killer is just getting started…
Jess Ambrose is plunged into the investigation when her house is set ablaze. With her husband dead and the police pointing at her, she runs. Her only hope is disgraced detective Nate Griffin, who is convinced Jess is innocent.

And he’s going to shock the world…
Soon, Jess and Griffin discover the unthinkable; this murderer is copying the world’s most notorious serial killers. And now, imitation isn’t enough. The killer dubbed The Echo Man is ready to create his own masterpiece, and it will be more terrifying than anything that has come before…

‘Evokes a classic, satisfying, red-blooded fear…a stellar debut’ A. J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window

‘Sam Holland has created one of the most disturbing, shocking serial killers in recent memor’ M.W. Craven, author of The Puppet Show

‘Utterly compelling, the story rushes forward relentlessly…a writer to watch’ Daily Mail

‘I loved this book and absolutely devoured it…brilliant’ Catherine Cooper, author of The Chalet

‘I raced through this absolute page-turner and slept with the light on after finishing it!’ Elle Croft, author of The Guilty Wife

‘Sam Holland will keep you gripped’ Jo Furniss, author of All the Little Children

Critics Review

  • ‘Echoes of Lisa Gardner, Jeffery Deaver, Stuart MacBride – The Echo Man evokes that same classic, satisfying, red-blooded fear. But Sam Holland’s stellar debut is very much its own beast, wily and brawny and dangerous: a lethal new predator in an alluringly old-school skin’ A. J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window

    ‘One of the most disturbing, shocking serial killers in recent memory…dark, twisted, and utterly brilliant’ M.W. Craven, author of The Puppet Show

    ‘Utterly compelling, the story rushes forward relentlessly…a writer to watch’ Daily Mail

    ‘I loved this book and absolutely devoured it’ Catherine Cooper, author of The Chalet

    ‘I raced through this page-turner and slept with the light on after finishing it!’ Elle Croft, author of The Guilty Wife

    ‘Sam Holland will keep you gripped’ Jo Furniss, author of All the Little Children

    ‘Terrifying but compulsive, this gripping novel was so dark I’m sleeping with the lights on’ Eleanor Ray, author of Everything is Beautiful

    ‘A masterful thriller – gritty, original, fast-paced and utterly riveting’ Abby Davies, author of Mother Loves Me

    ‘A whiplash thriller, gut-wrenching tension, probably the most fun you can have with a sadistic murderer’ Dominic Nolan, author of Past Life

    ‘Graphic and gruesome, a real bloodbath of a book!’ Victoria Selman, author of Blood for Blood

    ‘So dark and atmospheric…reads like a Who’s Who of serial killers’ Russ Thomas, author of Firewatching

    ‘Manages to both chill your blood and warm your heart. Unmissable’ Gabriel Bergmoser, author of The Hunted

    ‘Blew me away. Absolutely first class!’ James Delargy, author of 55

    ‘Intelligent writing, brilliant relatable characters and a kick-arse twist’ Alison Belsham, author of The Tattoo Thief

    ‘A dark rollercoaster of a read’ Rachael Blok, author of Under the Ice

    ‘Dark, twisted, and utterly compelling’ Guy Morpuss, author of Five Minds

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