Damaged (DI Kate Burrows, #4) by Martina ColeWhen the bodies of missing schoolgirls start turning up, former DCI Kate Burrows is dragged out of retirement.
A new Grantley serial killer is in town and DCI Annie Carr turns to Kate for help. She welcomes the distraction from her home life with former gangster, Patrick Kelly, whose long lost son has turned up out of the blue, bringing trouble with him.
It soon becomes clear the killer is on their doorstep and as the body count grows, Kate and Annie face a race against the clock.
But they have no real leads ... and theres more to these murders than meets the eye. Can Kate take the killer down before another schoolgirl dies?
Cole has had more No. Damaged — which is currently available in hardback and ebook and is published in paperback on 28 June - is a race against the clock to stop a serial killer targeting schoolgirls in the town of Grantley. But Kate has a problem. The Grantley Ripper has attacked the daughter of one of London's most infamous gangsters, Patrick Kelly, and now Kate's investigation, along with her heart, are dangerously entwined with him. As the worlds of crime and law collide, will Kate take down the Ladykiller, or will he be her undoing?
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The Ladykiller , the Queen of Crime's 2nd novel, is out ina special edition hardback for the first time ever today. She has spent more weeks in the No 1 Original Fiction Spot than any other adult fiction novelist. Dangerous Lady was the first novel in the Queen of Crime's stunning career. She has gone on to have 16 No 1's in hardback and paperback since then! As always Martina gave a funny and insightful interview. In case you missed it you can listen to the wonderful intereview at the link below it starts at 2hrs 32 :.
Martina Cole born Eilidh Martina Cole , on 30 March is a British crime writer , businesswoman  and occasional television presenter. Cole was brought up in Aveley , Essex. As of [update] she has released twenty-two novels about crime, most of which examine London's gangster underworld. She has achieved sales of over fourteen million in the UK alone and her tenth novel, The Know , spent seven weeks on The Sunday Times hardback best-sellers list. Cole was born in Essex , England, to Irish Catholic parents, and was the youngest of five children. Her mother was a psychiatric nurse from Glasnevin , County Dublin and her father was a merchant seaman from Cork City.
She must stop the killer before more innocent girls die. This killer has only just begun Life for Kate and ex-gangster Patrick Kelly is thrown into chaos when his long lost son turns up out of the blue, bringing trouble with him. This new case could be just what Kate needs. But as the body count grows, Kate and Annie face a race against the clock. Without any clear leads, can they stop the killer before another schoolgirl dies?