Strangers – Paul Finch (Lucy Clayburn #1)

A stranger is just a killer you haven’t met yet… The SUNDAY TIMES bestseller returns with the next big thing to hit the shelves. If you haven’t discovered Paul Finch yet, this book will have you hooked.

Unknown, alone, and fearing for your life: as PC Lucy Clayburn is about to find out, going undercover is the most dangerous work there is.

But, on the trail of a prolific female serial killer, there’s no other option – and these murders are as brutal as they come. Lucy must step into the line of fire – a stranger in a criminal underworld that butchers anyone who crosses the line.

And, unknown to Lucy, she’s already treading it…

My Review:  This is my first Finch and certainly won’t be my last.  I listened to Strangers on Audible and thoroughly enjoyed every word of it.

Strangers features a brilliant, feisty female, PC Lucy Clayburn who is one of the most determined, obstinate and driven police officers I’ve read about.  It’s dark, twisted and has some really gruesome murders so if you are squeamish you have been warned.  I was totally gripped throughout the book and Paul Finch’s experience as a cop is evident throughout the story-line.

If you enjoy your police procedurals with fascinating characters (loved Tammy and Lucy), a sicko twisted female serial killer (don’t mention meat and two veg), a great back story between Lucy and her mother, an in depth look into the murky world of prostitution and gangsters then you will LOVE Strangers.  The good news is that the 2nd book in this series is out now and available to download here.

About the Author: Paul Finch is a former cop and journalist, now full-time writer. Having originally written for the television series THE BILL plus children’s animation and DOCTOR WHO audio dramas, he went on to write horror, but is now best known for his crime / thriller fiction.

He won the British Fantasy Award twice and the International Horror Guild Award, but since then has written two parallel series of hard-hitting crime novels, the Heck and the Lucy Clayburn novels, of which three titles have become best-sellers.

Paul lives in Wigan, Lancashire, UK with his wife and children.

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