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Devil’s Playground

Stav Sherez

In his debut novel, 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 a forgotten corner of a rainlashed park in Amsterdam, the body of a tramp is found. With scarring on his body which suggests he may be the latest victim of a serial killer terrorizing the city, 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 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 to his mysterious friend, no matter where that may lead them.

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Audacious, powerful

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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.

James Sallis, author of 'Drive'
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A page turner of a thriller.

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A razor sharp thriller. Like Robert Harris, Sherez has an immaculate sense of pace, expertly propelling the story along. Gripping to the end.

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A taut thriller which dissects the legacy of a frightful history with intelligence and care.

Louise Welsh, author of 'The Cutting Room'

Stav Sherez is the author of The Devil’s Playground (2004), described by James Sallis as ‘altogether extraordinary’, and which was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey Dagger Award, The Black Monastery (2009) described as ‘spectacular’ by Laura Wilson in the Guardian,and two novels in the Carrigan and Miller series, A Dark Redemption (2012) and Eleven Days (2013), both of which…

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