Today marks the rebirth or rather relaunch of one of my favourite reads of 2016. Originally published as The Two O’Clock Boy, Mark Hill’s fabulous first Ray Drake novel has had a makeover and a rebrand to tie it in with the upcoming sequel, It Was Her. Dark, brooding and a little bit dangerous are, in fairness, probably not words you’d use to describe Mark Hill. He’s really very nice. However they do fit his protagonist Ray Drake, and I have to admit that he is one of my book crushes so I cannot wait for his return.
But for now folks, it is time to say hello to His First Lie.
About This Book
Do you want a thriller that grips from the first line?
Do you want a thriller to leave you gasping for air?
Connor Laird frightens people: he’s intense, he’s fearless, and he seems to be willing to do anything to protect himself and those he loves. He arrives in the Longacre Children’s Home seemingly from nowhere, and instantly becomes hero and villain to every other child there.
Thirty years later, someone is killing all of those who grew up in the Longacre, one by one. Each of them has secrets, not least investigating cop DI Ray Drake.
One by one the mysteries of the past are revealed as Drake finds himself in a race against time before the killer gets to him.
Who is killing to hide their secret?
And can YOU guess the ending?