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See her burn - Jeff Rickman Bk 1

See her burn - Jeff Rickman Bk 1

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Discover a riveting crime thriller from a critically acclaimed, bestselling author. You won’t want to put this one down.

“An eye-opening shocker of a novel.” Times Literary Supplement

“A cracking thriller.” Liverpool Daily Post


A woman’s body is found stuffed inside a wheelie bin. Stripped of her clothes. Drained of her blood. Thrown out with the rubbish.

Detective Jeff Rickman is on the case. Within hours, the police have their prime suspect. And it’s Rickman himself.

Elsewhere, a cruel prank ends with four innocent people burnt to death.

Rickman’s convinced there’s a connection with his murdered Jane Doe. But can he unravel the truth and clear his name before anyone else dies?

Perfect for fans of Carol Wyer, Lisa Jewell, Karin Slaughter, Jess Ryder, Mark Edwards and Charlie Gallagher.

At six-foot-four Detective Chief Inspector Jeff Rickman is an imposing figure. He has the appearance of being a bruiser in a suit, thanks to his crooked nose (broken in childhood and badly reset) and assorted scars, one of which bisects his right eyebrow. He wears his chestnut-brown hair short, and anyone seeing him for the first time might mistake him for a tough nut. He’s handy enough with his fists to face down hard men, but women still feel safe in his presence.

Detective Constable Naomi Hart is known for her cool Scandinavian looks. She wears her ‘almost white-blonde’ hair in a twist, accentuating the length and curve of her neck. Rickman is devoted to his partner and would never stray, but he does notice the men on his team noticing her. She is aloof from it all; there’s an air of a mystery about her and she likes it that way. Very much her own woman, Hart is ambitious, and can play the political game, willing to weigh up the costs against gains of working with people she really doesn’t like. In the interview room, she shows poise and control. She has a ready wit and a good sense of timing.


“Rickman is a fully realised character and . . . Murphy is a dab hand at creating menace beneath a deceptively light surface . . . a hard-hitting thriller that takes no hostages.” Vincent Banville, Irish Times

“This gripping read will start your stomach churning as soon as you pick it up.” Prima

“Murphy writes some of the most moving and confronting crime fiction currently available . . . The pacing is brisk, the police work credible and the characters developed with a depth and compassion that is rare. The plotting also delivers some stunning surprises and shocks . . . a highly accomplished thriller.” Jeff Popple, Deadly Pleasures

“A brilliant novel, chilling, thrilling, and deeply humane. You won't forget this one in a hurry.” Sherlock

“A well-written police procedural set in Liverpool. Rickman is a fine character, working to keep his own demons at bay while protecting society from the demons that prowl the streets.” Telegraph-Journal (CA)

“A gripping tale — page turning and stomach churning.” Big Issue

“Murphy tells a terrific story . . . Strong on plotting with splashes of humour and Murphy’s trademark interest in and compassion for victims.’ Tangled Web