A thrilling, pacy police procedural with a very humane heart beating at its core.
Caro Ramsay, author of the Anderson & Costello series.
British crime fiction has a rising star. DI Frank Farrell is flawed, layered and utterly compelling. The plot is intriguing, the supporting characters well-rounded, and the psychology of Catholicism is subtle and effective. A great read!
Mike Craven, author of the DI Avison Fluke series.
In her striking debut novel, Jackie Baldwin demonstrates an ease with police procedure, an ear for character and an eye for strong storytelling. Really looking forward to seeing where she goes next!Michael Malone, Author.
Stark and lean, yet deeply layered writing marks Jackie Baldwin out as a rising star on the British crime fiction scene. Dead Man’s Prayer is a compelling, thrilling read, and DI Frank Farrell a character I look forward to meeting again.Matt Hilton, bestselling author of the Joe Hunter thrillers.
DEAD MAN’S PRAYER will keep you hooked from beginning to end. Captivating characters, a thrilling plot, and plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing…a gripping thriller and a truly killer read!Linda Green, booksofallkinds.weebly.com
Jackie Baldwin is an exciting author whose debut novel is one which will stay with me for a long time…the more I read, the faster I found myself turning the pages…I’m already wondering how long it’ll be before I can read the next instalment.’Crimesquad.com
I was over the moon to be given a copy of this book to review, as a massive fan of Tartan Noir and a Scottish Catholic myself this book could not have been more up my street. I’ve read many crime books with protagonists from many walks of life, but this is the first I have read that centres around a priest and I loved it!…Aileen McKenzie, (Feminisia Libros Reviews)
…I particularly like Farrell who stands out as unique amongst the many ‘damaged’ detectives that inhabit crime fiction these days… His priesthood background and faith adds another dimension to the story…I found his unorthodox ‘sidekick’ Mhairi refreshing, very likeable and the perfect foil for Farrell’s disciplined reserve…Bookworm