The Last Winter of Dani Lancing

Twenty years ago something very bad happened to Dani Lancing. It not only destroyed her, but the lives of those she loved.

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Her parents, Patty and Jim, were utterly devastated, their marriage destroyed. Patty threw away her successful journalism career and developed a violent obsession with the unsolved crime.  She is utterly consumed with every lead and possible suspect no matter how far-fetched.  Jim, however, is now a shell of his former self, broken down and haunted—sometimes literally—by the loss of his daughter.  Tom Bevans, Dani’s childhood sweetheart, has become a detective intent on solving the murders of young women.  He was so scarred by Dani’s attack that his colleagues have nicknamed him The Sad Man. After twenty years of grief, all three of them are burnt-out and hopeless.

But when Tom finds an opening on the case, everything changes.  Patty’s obsessions are lit up once again and she will do anything for revenge—even if it means dragging her whole family back into the nightmare, as lies and secrets are unearthed and the truth finally revealed.  Told in fractured time, with a breathless pace and masterful plotting, The Last Winter of Dani Lancing is a superb thriller: swift, edgy, gripping, and unforgettable.

“An exciting thriller that is also deeply moving. A hugely impressive debut.” 

Mark Billingham. Author of Rush of Blood

“Brilliant! P.D. Viner’s writing is audacious, clever and bold. I think he’ll go far.”