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Two O'Clock Boy: 'A fantastic debut: dark, addictive and original' Robert Bryndza, author of The Girl in the Ice - DI Ray Drake (Paperback)
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Two O'Clock Boy: 'A fantastic debut: dark, addictive and original' Robert Bryndza, author of The Girl in the Ice - DI Ray Drake (Paperback)

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'A fantastic debut: dark, addictive and original. I couldn't put it down'
Robert Bryndza, author of The Girl in the Ice

Do you want a thriller that grips from the first line?

Do you want a thriller to leave you gasping for air?

Connor Laird frightens people: he's intense, he's fearless, and he seems to be willing to do anything to protect himself and those he loves. He arrives in the Longacre Children's Home seemingly from nowhere, and instantly becomes hero and villain to every other child there.

Thirty years later, someone is killing all of those who grew up in the Longacre, one by one. Each of them has secrets, not least investigating cop DI Ray Drake.

One by one the mysteries of the past are revealed as Drake finds himself in a race against time before the killer gets to him.

Who is killing to hide their secret?

And can YOU guess the ending?


'Grips from the start and never lets up'
The Times

'Wreaks havoc with your assumptions. Hill has a hell of a career ahead of him'
Alex Marwood, author of The Wicked Girls and The Darkest Secret

'A cracking debut. I can't wait to see more of Ray Drake.'
Mark Billingham, #1 bestselling author of Love Like Blood and In The Dark

'Utterly gripping, packed with unforgettable characters - and SO well-written. The twists had me reeling!'
Louise Voss

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780751563238
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 296 g
Dimensions: 195 x 130 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A fantastic debut: dark, addictive and original. I couldn't put it down. * Robert Bryndza, author of The Girl in the Ice *
Grips from the start and never lets up * The Times *
A cracking debut. I can't wait to see more of Ray Drake. * Mark Billingham *
Utterly gripping, packed with unforgettable characters - and SO well-written. The twists had me reeling! * Louise Voss *
A delight of a book that wreaks havoc with your assumptions in a delicious Highsmithian manner. Hill has a hell of a career ahead of him. * Alex Marwood *
Enter DI Ray Drake, the flawed, sharply-drawn lead of this promising new series. The author has an unerring ability to give incidents a biting sense of reality * Sunday Times (Crime Club Best Debuts of the Year) *
Ambitiously complex and compelling, Two O'Clock Boy left me deliciously uncomfortable and blindsided by that final twist! * Angela Clarke *
Two O'Clock Boy is surely going to be the hardest debut of 2017 to beat. What a story and what a superb writer! * Alex Gray *
As poignant as it is gripping. -- Jake Kerridge * Sunday Express *
An assured, dark and gritty debut marking the start of what looks like a great series * Stav Sherez *
An unsettling and powerful story. The plot cleverly weaves past and present - with shocking, edge-of-the-seat twists until its heart-stopping finale * David Young, author of Stasi Child *
Fiercely fresh and wonderfully written. DI Drake is a marvellous creation and I can't wait to read more * SJI Holliday *
A compelling read, packed with unexpected twists and explosive secrets, that builds to a shocking and unforgettable climax. A fantastic debut. * Rod Reynolds *
Mark Hill has written a brilliant debut with characters that linger in the subconscious long after reading. I devoured The Two O'Clock Boy and can't wait to see what he does next. He's a real talent. * Steve Cavanagh *
A cracking debut from a talent to watch * Fiona Cummins, author of Rattle *
I loved The Two O'Clock Boy! It's gripping and scary and twisty and unpredictable * Valentina Giambanco *
At a stroke, Mark Hill has joined the upper echelons of London crime writers * Barry Forshaw, Crime Time *
Enough cunning plot twists to keep you hooked right up to the nerve-jangling denouement. * Paul Burston *
DI Drake is the flawed detective most of us can only dream of writing * Isabelle Grey *
Twisty, gripping and gritty, Two O'Clock Boy is an exciting start to a major new crime series * Cass Green, author of The Woman Next Door *
Unputdownable! * Claire Evans, author of The Fourteenth Letter *
A superb final twist * Morning Star *
One Year Anniversary Celebration!

One Year Anniversary Celebration!

London - Crouch End
Friday 4th May 19:00

Join us to celebrate the one year anniversary of Waterstones Crouch End! We'll be joined by some wonderful local authors, including Linda Grant, Jen Campbell, Romesh Gunesekera, Sue Hessel, Peter Bradshaw, Rachel Malik and Mark Hill, who will each read a passage from their favourite book of the past year. Tickets for this event are £5, please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

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“Highly Recommended Crime Fiction.”

I started reading The Two O’Clock Boy and THAT kept me up at night. Because I couldnt put the blinking thing down and it was entirely brilliant. I can say in all honesty that it was banging good – insanely addictive –... More

Paperback edition
20th March 2017
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“A sparkling debut...”

Casting aside his nom de plume of Crime Thriller Fella, former blogger, Mark Hill marches stridently onto the crime fiction scene with a debut that is compelling and intriguing, and perhaps more importantly a damn... More

Paperback edition
14th June 2017
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“Four and a half stars out of five!”

When I first heard about this book, I knew that I had to read it. Not only is the author, Mark Hill, a brilliant book blogger (well, once upon a time before he wrote a cracking novel!) but oh my gosh, THAT blurb!... More

Paperback edition
16th December 2016
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