House in the countryside

Released August 14th 2014

The Beautiful skin murders, that was what the officers of Operation Ares called them back in 2006-2007. Three dead girls, but there was no link between them, the case went unsolved and forgotten. Until…  a father called his daughter, but whoever answered wass not Pia but her killer. The father must listen, horrified, to the sounds of his only child being murdered, powerless to intervene as the killer utters two chilling words, beautiful skin.

Many men’s thoughts would turn to vengeance and Pia’s father is far more resourceful than most, he is not the reserved businessman his daughter always believed him to be, but Franco, a notorious London drug lord who will call in all his debts to find his daughter’s killer. Including the one owed to him by The Sad Man, Tom Bevans. 

Together Franco and Tom will descend into hell, and alongside them they will drag Dani lancing’s parents patty and Jim. They have unfinished business with the two men, and Patty has an all-consuming need to avenge these young women. She needs to make good on the promises she made to Dani, and to all the Lost Souls.


 The Ugly Man. A Patty Lancing novella.


In preparation for the release of my second novel, Summer of ghosts, on August 14, you can read a free novella. It is released on August 1st as a download by all good ebook stockists.