Fans of Alex North's previous bestsellers, "The Whisper Man" and "The Shadow Friend" will be pleased to see the release of his hotly anticipated third book at the end of March, "The Half Burnt House".
When an affluent university professor is found brutally murdered in his sweeping mansion, which remains half-ruined following a fire decades before, there's only one suspect; the man who has been caught on the home's CCTV system. So when Katie gets a call from a detective about her estranged younger brother, she knows she has to make up for abandoning him all those years ago. However, even she can't possibly comprehend just how much danger he is in.
With more questions than answers, this gripping thriller has you asking, why would someone as wealthy as the professor not repair his home after a fire ravaged half of it? Did he seem to know that his death was imminent, yet do nothing to stop it? And most importantly, why was he obsessed with a legendary local serial killer? We can't wait to find out the answers to all that and more.
The Half Burnt House by Alex North is out on 30 March (£13.79)