Author – A L Fraine.
A L Fraine lives in Surrey in the UK, just outside of London, with his wife, kids, cat and dog.
Having enjoyed reading thrillers and watching gripping drama for years, it was the influence of a couple of more recent shows that spurred him on to put pen to paper and write his first thriller, The Upper hand.
The Upper Hand was inspired by True Detective, and Se7en, and the creepy vibe that they had.
The prequel to the Upper Hand, “First Hand”, is available for free for those who sign up to his mailing list, here; https://dl.bookfunnel.com/dbeuremmfr
The Sequel to The Upper Hand, titled “Idle Hands”, is available for Pre-Order now.
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Pages – 257
The Blurb –
A murder with all the trappings of an occult sacrifice. It’s DC Kate O’Connell’s first case.
Will it also be her last?
Keen to prove herself to her superiors Kate fights to break through the lies that surround the victim’s life. But the ritualistic nature of the crime dredges up disturbing memories of a past tragedy.
While wrestling with the demons of her past, Kate learns that her partner has a few skeletons in his own closet. His reputation threatens to taint the investigation and ruin her career before it starts.
Kate must break the silence surrounding the victim to get to the truth before it’s too late, and the death toll rises.
Join Kate as she descends into a murky world of murder and conspiracy in the English Home Counties, in a Thriller that bestseller J D Kirk describes as: “An exciting new voice in British Crime fiction.”
Readers of J D Kirk, L J Ross, David Blake, and Daniel Cole, and fans of True Detective and Seven should enjoy The Upper Hand.
My thoughts – This is an excellent book, and I really enjoyed getting to know these new characters. I like Kate and Nathan’s relationship and I’m looking forward to seeing it develop in further books.
The manner of the murder in this book, jolts Kate as she struggles with her own history. You can read more of Kate’s back story in First Hand, a novella. Eager to please, but sure of herself she forges forward to pursue the case her way.
A brilliant book and I can’t wait to read the next in the series.
Purchase Links – The Upper Hand