The Tower, previously published as Post Mortem, is now a major ITV drama. An intricate, gritty and believable crime novel from an ex-detective with the Met’s murder squad – an explosive debut.
She could not escape the horror of it: falling unstoppably, irretrievably until the hard concrete reaches up. That last glimpse of them at the edge.
A long-serving beat cop in the Met and a teenage girl fall to their deaths from a tower block in London’s East End. Left alive on the roof are a five-year-old boy and rookie police officer, Lizzie Griffiths.
Within hours, Griffiths has disappeared, and DS Sarah Collins sets out to uncover the truth around the grisly deaths, in an investigation which takes her into the dark heart of policing in London.
An absorbing debut... The author vividly re-creates the everyday experience of uniformed police... The result is a complex novel that offers rare insights into how the police operate. * Sunday Times * Knowledgeable, thoughtful, sensitive and well written... The changing priorities of policing and the evolving prejudices of society in general are ever-present undercurrents in this excellent and thought-provoking novel. * Literary Review * A complex, intelligent, thrilling crime novel by a debut author, from a real serving detective in the Metropolitan Police's murder squad. * Weekend Sport * Intelligent, atmospheric, captivating - this book draws you in and doesn't let you go. A must read. - Rosamund Lupton * Rosamund Lupton *
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