In his debut novel The Devil’s Playground, Stav Sherez – author of the best-selling Carrigan & Miller series – explores a history of terror and mass murder rooted in Europe’s murky past.
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In his debut novel, Stav Sherez – author of the best-selling Carrigan & Miller detective series – explores a history of terror and mass murder rooted in Europe’s murky past.
In a forgotten corner of a rain-lashed park in Amsterdam, the body of a tramp is found. The scarring on his body suggests he may be the latest victim of a serial killer terrorizing the city, but the police can find no name, only the telephone number of a young Englishman.
Jon Reed is summoned from London to identify the body of the man he once knew as Jake Colby. With a killer on the loose, he and the detective in charge of the case are determined to help uncover the truth of what happened, no matter where that may lead them.
Demonstrating rare intelligence, brilliantly structured, beautifully written, The Devil's Playground is the finest first novel I have read in some time. It is altogether extraordinary and introduces a major new talent.
A page turner of a thriller.
A razor sharp thriller. Like Robert Harris, Sherez has an immaculate sense of pace, expertly propelling the story along. Gripping to the end.
A taut thriller which dissects the legacy of a frightful history with intelligence and care.
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