Ragdoll (Hardback)Daniel Cole (author)
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The photograph could not have been more perfect had she posed for it: the beautiful, blood-spattered juror, dressed all in white, standing traumatised beneath the stone sculptures of Fortitude, Truth and the ominous Recording Angel, cloaked from head to toe in a heavy robe, imitating death, preparing to report an endless list of sins back to heaven.
One body. Six victims.
When a body is discovered with the dismembered parts of six victims stitched together, it earns the sickening nickname, given by the press, of 'Ragdoll'.
Assigned to the shocking case are Detective William 'Wolf' Fawkes, recently reinstated to the London Met, and his former partner Detective Emily Baxter. The 'Ragdoll Killer' taunts the police by releasing a list of names to the media, and the dates on which he intends to murder them.
With six people to save, can Fawkes and Baxter catch a killer when the world is watching their every move?
Translated into more than 30 languages, Ragdoll is a quality, fast-paced thriller with twists and turns aplenty to catch you off-guard. We at Waterstones are always looking for exciting new voices and in Daniel Cole, we have a thriller-writer who is certainly one to watch.
What everyone is saying about Ragdoll:
'A star is born. Killer plot. Killer pace. Twisted killer and a killer twist. Kill to get a copy.' - Simon Toyne
'...the best debut I've ever read.' - Rachel Abbott
'The race is on in this highly anticipated debut.' - Metro
'A brilliant, breathless thriller. If you liked Se7en, you'll love this!' - M.J. Arlidge
'A high concept solution to a mystery' - Sophie Hannah
'An exciting thriller' - Linwood Barclay
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 634 g
Dimensions: 237 x 162 x 35 mm
Praise for RAGDOLL by Daniel Cole, the quality, rocket-paced thriller for readers of Jo Nesbo:
RAGDOLL is utterly addictive with brilliant characters and a killer twist you will never see coming - the best debut I've ever read.
Give an arm or a leg to get hold of a copy... An exciting thriller. * Linwood Barclay *
A star is born. Killer plot. Killer pace. Twisted killer and a killer twist. Kill to get a copy. * Simon Toyne, bestselling author of SOLOMON CREED *
A brilliant, breathless thriller. If you liked Se7en, you'll love this! * M.J. Arlidge, author of HIDE AND SEEK *
A gruesome delight! Daniel Cole's thriller RAGDOLL, in which gritty detective William "Wolf" Fawkes comes upon a single corpse stitched together out of six bodies, had me flipping pages furiously. It's an impressive debut, dark, propulsive, and surprisingly funny. * Gregg Hurwitz, bestselling author of ORPHAN X *
Six corpses in one - and that's just the beginning! Don't expect any let-up in this chilling ride-along with a serial killer more devious and warped than you could ever imagine. * David Jackson, Number One bestselling author *
Gruesome, twisty and wildly addictive...I couldn't put RAGDOLL down. * Lisa Hall, author of TELL ME NO LIES *
A smorgasbord of flawed characters, an unrelenting pace and a perfect balance of gore and wit. RAGDOLL is a corker of a debut and Cole is sure to be a brilliant and accomplished new voice for crime readers to devour. * Ali Land, author of GOOD ME, BAD ME *
RAGDOLL is a fiendishly inventive serial killer mystery wrapped around a compelling new protagonist. I can't wait to see what Daniel Cole does next. * Mason Cross, author of THE TIME TO KILL *
A first class, dark thriller. * Emlyn Rees *
I loved RAGDOLL. A rip-roaring, inventive and riveting read. * Jill Mansell, author of MEET ME AT BEACHCOMBER BAY *
Daniel Cole's RAGDOLL is a bold first step in what is liable to be a spectacular career. Disturbing, taut and compelling, this book took me down the rabbit hole as only the best of thrillers can. Bravo, Mr. Cole. * John Hart, author of REDEMPTION ROAD *
Terrifyingly brilliant. I dare you to turn the lights out after reading! * Robert Bryndza, author of DARK WATER *
RAGDOLL kept me enthralled from its startling opening to its tense finale. Superb thriller writing. * Peter Robinson, author of WHEN THE MUSIC'S OVER *
RAGDOLL is such a good read - with kick-ass characters and a cleverly executed, action packed plot, it's like a police procedural Die Hard. * Mel Sherratt, author of DON'T LOOK BEHIND YOU *
highly anticipated debut that is surely bidding to be the year's most gruesome thriller. * Metro *
the most exciting debut we've read in a long time * HEAT MAGAZINE *
Six corpses in one - and that's just the beginning! Don't expect any let-up in this chilling ride-along with a serial killer more devious and warped than you could ever imagine. * David Jackson, author of bestselling A TAP AT MY DOOR *
This ultra-high concept thriller opens with the discovery in London of a body made up of parts of six victims stitched together to form one corpse * DAILY MAIL *
the most exciting debut we've read in a very long time * HEAT MAGAZINE *
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