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WRITING AS

S.J. WILKINS

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A Killer’s Heart read by

S.J. Wilkins

THE KAZ PHELPS

TRILOGY

Three books, one heroine

Kaz Phelps.

Just because she was a woman they thought she’d be easy to kill…

THE INFORMANT:

A young woman fights to get her life back in this tale of ruthless criminals, corrupt cops, obsessive love and the villainy that operates on both sides of the law.

‘A very promising debut from one of Britain’s most versatile screenwriters’. DAILY MAIL.

THE MOURNER:

A murder dressed up as suicide and corruption that goes to the heart of government unite ex-cop and ex-con in a deadly quest to learn the truth.

‘Tough, fast and unflinching – this is a smart, exciting, hard-edged thriller’. SUNDAY MIRROR.

THE KILLER:

A glossy and gripping story of survival and vengeance, it hurtles through contemporary London from the glass towers of the obscenely rich to the down and dirty backstreets of organised crime.

‘Blazingly Brilliant’. SUNDAY MIRROR.

STAND – ALONE CRIME THRILLER

A twisty psychological thriller, featuring police detective Jo Boden, an ambitious cop still grieving for a murdered sister.

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It Should Have Been Me

He killed her sister now he’s free.

She thought she knew everything about her sister. It seems she was wrong.

DC Jo Boden was eleven years old when her older sister, Sarah, was brutally murdered during her first year at University. Her boyfriend, Nathan Wade, was convicted of the killing.

Now, sixteen years later, Wade is being released on licence and documentary film-maker, Briony Rowe, says she can prove his innocence.

The Boden family has never recovered from the tragedy, and they have always been certain that Wade is guilty. But Jo, who grew up believing her sister was perfect in every way, starts to question the evidence which put Wade behind bars. And perhaps Sarah harboured some very dark secrets of her own . . .

‘A first rate thriller, tense and twisty whilst never losing track of the human relationships at the centre. I stayed up far too late finishing it and now want to read it again. Sue Wilkins is a writer at the very top of her game.’

Elly Griffiths

‘Dark and gripping from first page to last, this is Susan Wilkins at her nail-biting best’

Jessie Keane

The Informant

Is Blood Thicker Than Water?

Read an extract here

BUY

A story of ruthless criminals, corrupt cops, obsessive love and the villainy that operates on both sides of the law.

Kaz

As a drug-fuelled teenage tearaway, Kaz Phelps took the rap for her little brother over a bungled armed robbery and went to jail. Six years later she’s released on licence. Clean and sober, and driven by a secret passion for her lawyer, Helen, Kaz wants to escape the violence and abuse of her Essex gangster family.

Joey

 A charming, calculating psychopath with the face of an angel and the mind of a killer. Joey worships the ground Kaz walks on and he’s desperate to get her back in the family firm. All she wants is a fresh start and to put the past behind her.

Nicci

When Joey murders an undercover cop, DS Nicci Armstrong is determined to put him behind bars. But what she discovers exposes the Met at the highest level.

‘Read it and be gripped.’ Jessie Keane, bestselling author of ‘Dangerous’

The Mourner

A deadly search for the truth.

Read an extract here

BUY

Ex-cop and ex-con unite to expose corruption at the highest level.

Kaz

Living anonymously under the witness protection scheme to escape her brother and her criminal past, Kaz Phelps is striving to achieve the freedom she craves. Her ex-lover and ex-lawyer Helen Warner is now a rising star in parliament, but it seems she’s made enemies on her way up that have no regard for the law.

Joey

Banged up and brooding, Joey Phelps faces thirty years behind bars. He’s got cash and connections on the outside, and he’s plotting revenge. He wants to find the person he’s closest to – and the one who betrayed him.

Nicci

Ousted from the police and paralysed by a tragic and personal loss, Nicci Armstrong is in danger of going under. But maybe a job with an ex-colleague will help her to put her life back on track?

‘Fast-paced, gritty…one of my favourite reads this year.’ Mel Sherratt, bestselling author of ‘Taunting the Dead’

The Killer

The Killer – Trailer.

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Revenge is in the blood.

Read an extract here

BUY

The only way to survive is to fight back.

Kaz

On the run from the past, from the legacy of her criminal family and the haunting memories of her murdered lover. The police want her back in jail and her enemies want her dead.

Nicci

Once a brilliant detective now a minder for the super-rich who use her city as their playground, Nicci is still one of the few people Kaz might trust.

Viktor Pudovkin

A Russian billionaire who needs something special to impress his former FSB comrade in the Kremlin if he hopes to hold on to his luxurious London life.

Eddie Lunt

Convicted phone hacker, dogged investigator and a man with the best contact book in London.

Asil Kemal

A North London Turkish drug baron, who, with his sadistic brother, wants revenge to expunge his dishonour.

Detective Inspector Tom Rivlin

A pragmatic high-flier, caught between the political compromises of the job and love.

‘Blazingly Brilliant.’ Sunday Mirror

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About

Susan studied law but never practiced, instead she was lured into the world of television. She worked as a researcher on several documentary series before turning to fiction.

Her big break came writing episode four of a brand new BBC hospital drama – Casualty. She went on to have a career in television drama spanning twenty-five years and over 130 broadcast credits from original drama to soaps to cops and docs to rom-coms.

She wrote for Coronation Street and Eastenders, Casualty and Holby City, Heartbeat, Footballers’ Wives, Dangerfield, Down to Earth, Back-Up and she created and wrote South of the Border, a detective drama of which the BBC made two series.

Now Susan lives on the Devon coast, walks by the sea every day and writes crime novels.

Her first novel, The Informant was published by PanMacmillan in November 2014, The Mourner followed in May 2015. The Killer was published in hardback in March 2017 and in paperback in June 2017. It Should Have Been Me is out  January 2019.

It Should Have Been Me is now available.

Reviews

THE INFORMANT:

A very promising debut from one of Britain’s most versatile television screenwriters […]

 brings a freshness to the milieu that is particular and distinct.

Daily Mail 

Read it and be gripped.

Jessie Keane, bestselling author of Dangerous.

Fast-paced, gritty…one of my favourite reads this year.

Mel Sherratt, bestselling author of Taunting the Dead.

Faultless plotting and attention to detail. Bring on the sequel.

Mari Hannah, author of The Silent Room.

THE MOURNER:

Tough, fast and unflinching – this is a smart, exciting, hard-edged thriller.

Sunday Mirror

This fast-paced page turner will have you gripped until the very end.

Woman Magazine 

The Mourner grips the reader with the same gritty realism as its predecessor.

Daily Express

Murder, corruption and a crafted plot make for a fine read.

The Sun

Gritty crime drama about corruption, love and vengeance.

Heat Magazine’s Top Five Books

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