Free Sample: Willow Walk by SJI Holliday

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You can try a free extended sample of the first six chapter of WILLOW WALK by SJI Holliday here.
When the past catches up, do you run and hide or stand and fight?

When a woman is brutally attacked on a lonely country road by an escaped inmate from a nearby psychiatric hospital, Sergeant Davie Gray must track him down before he strikes again. But Gray is already facing a series of deaths connected to legal highs and a local fairground, as well as dealing with his girlfriend Marie's bizarre behaviour. As Gray investigates the crimes, he suspects a horrifying link between Marie and the man on the run – but how can he confront her when she's pushing him away?

As a terrified Marie is pulled back into a violent past she thought she'd escaped, she makes an irrevocable decision. And when events come to a head at a house party on Willow Walk, can Gray piece together the puzzle in time to stop the sleepy town of Banktoun being rocked by tragedy once more?


"Unflinching attention to detail lifts Holliday’s inventive and compelling second Banktoun novel to a whole new level."
– THE SUN, 4-stars

"A compelling tale of obsession and dark secrets that grips you from the first chapter and holds you right through to the startling and dramatic conclusion."
– AVA MARSH, author of Untouchable

"Chillingly nuanced, pulse-poundingly suspenseful, and totally unputdownable."
– CrimeThrillerGirl

"The kind of book I adore discovering, one that stays with me long after I’ve finished."
– JENNY BLACKHURST, author of How I Lost You

"Tense, atmospheric and gripping from page one. A first-rate psychological thriller.
– MASON CROSS, author of The Samaratin

"Feverish and intense, Willow Walk is a worthy follow up to S.J.I. Holliday’s highly regarded debut, Black Wood. A writer who doesn’t flinch in the face of twisted impulses and unspeakable desires, few can match her for the creation of truly disturbing characters."
– EVA DOLAN, author of After You Die

"A brilliantly dark and twisted tale that expertly builds the tension until you find yourself biting your nails to the quick as the pages fly by."
– STEVE CAVANAGH, author of The Defence

"The writing is sublime and the storyline is darkly delicious with some thought-provoking themes and genuinely intriguing characters."
– Liz Loves Books

You can try a free extended sample of the first six chapter of WILLOW WALK by SJI Holliday here.

Introducing Crime Thriller Writer Steven Dunne

Steven was born in Bradford. After years in teaching, he self-published his first crime novel, Reaper, in 2007, set in Derby.

In 2009 Harper Collins re-released it as The Reaper. A sequel, The Disciple, followed.

Deity and The Unquiet Grave were released by Headline in 2012/13, the latter shortlisted for East Midlands Book Award.

Death Do Us PartA Killing Moon was released in May 2015 and Death Do Us Part will appear in 2016.

Twitter: @ReaperSteven

Introducing Psychological Thriller Writer C L Taylor

CL Taylor is the author of three psychological thrillers published by Avon HarperCollins.

Her first, THE ACCIDENT, was one of the top 10 bestselling debuts of 2014.

Her second, THE LIE, was a number 5 Sunday Times Bestseller, the Kobo Crime/Thriller of the year (2015) and the 9th highest selling product on the whole of

Her third psychological thriller, THE MISSING, was released on 7th April and is her second Sunday Times Bestseller.

Cally lives in Bristol with her partner and young son.
"You love your family. They make you feel safe. You trust them. Or do you…?"
(Avon HarperCollins)

'The Missing has a delicious sense of foreboding from the first page. Loved it.' – Fiona Barton (The Widow)

‘A gripping, compelling tale about the dark side of family life. I devoured it! - Tammy Cohen (First One Missing)

‘No one does broken families and friendships like CL Taylor and The Missing is no exception.’ - Sarah Hilary (Someone Else's Skin)