Paperback original / Simon & Schuster / 20 October 2016 / £7.99

Award-winning writer and Detective Constable Lisa Cutts returns with gripping and authentic new series featuring Detective Inspector Harry Powell

Mercy Killing by Lisa Cutts

‘I SO enjoyed Mercy Killing. Taut. Tense. Insider knowledge leaps from every page’ 
Simon Booker, author of Without Trace

'Brutal, harrowing and compelling…Lisa Cutts has a unique voice: empathetic, observant, incisive. ‘
Elizabeth Haynes, author of Into the Darkest Corner

Could you ever justify murder…?

‘Usually Friday nights were Albie Woodville’s favourite part of the week.  He went home to his second-floor flat, shut the door, and after a simple meal purchased from the reduced section of his local Co-op, he settled down in front of his television to watch the programmes he had recorded that week.  However, something was wrong this particular Friday...
Albie heard the noise of the wood breaking and instantly knew that today was the day.’

The death of a local sex offender places the police officers at East Rise incident room under immense pressure – they must treat this case like any other murder, but they know what Albie Woodville did and can feel little sympathy. Except, as the investigation progresses, it becomes clear this isn’t just a one-off killing – someone is out for revenge... 

Lisa Cutts is the author of two previous police procedural novels, based on her twenty years of policing experience. She works as a detective constable for Kent Police and has spent ten years in the Serious Crime Directorate dealing mostly with murders and other serious investigations.  Her debut novel, Never Forget, won the 2014 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award for best thriller