What if someone you killed came back to haunt you?
When the perfect crime results in the kidnap and murder of Megan, his only child, East End villain Mickey Speight is grief-stricken. But now, nearly 30 years later, Megan sends a message to her father, gone-to-ground in present-day Margate.
As the messages from his dead daughter keep coming, Mickey teams up with his young American female therapist to discover whether this really is a voice from beyond the grave, or if somebody has loomed out of Mickey’s past wanting revenge.
Someone is fingering Mickey's collar and Mickey doesn't like it.
Mickey must haunt the old East End boozers, betting shops and strip clubs of his youth if he is to find out what really happened to his daughter.
Tim Adler is a journalist and former commissioning editor on the Daily Telegraph, who has written for the Financial Times and the Times, among others
Bestselling crime author Peter James said Tim's thriller HOLD STILL "hooked me from the very beginning and Adler's engaging style and sharp pace kept me glued".
The Daily Telegraph gave Tim’s most recent non-fiction book 5 stars, while Sunday Times Culture called it "compulsively readable" and The Mail On Sunday described it as "dazzling".
Tim is editor of SmallBusiness, a business website aimed at entrepreneurs and owner-directors, whose news coverage of the coronavirus epidemic was recognised alongside the BBC and the Telegraph by journalist trade magazine Press Gazette.
When he is not writing thrillers, Tim enjoys practising yoga and playing bridge.
"The whole purpose of a thriller," he says, "is to show how much pressure you can put a protagonist under and see how they cope."
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