'It all began in Brighton. Now there is a killer on the loose. Scotland Yard's brightest talent is chosen to head up the high profile taskforce, a DCI who must confront his own past as the body count rises. There are few leads and Jack Hawksworth can only fall back on instinct and decades-old cold cases for any clue to the killer's motive ... and identity.' - from back cover
'A man walking his dog by the River Lea in London makes a grisly discovery and soon DCI Jack Hawksworth is in the grip of a confounding case: Londoners have become the target of a calculating killer' who "trophies" the faces of his victims.
'Under enormous pressure from politicians and the public, Jack and his team begin their investigation, which takes them into the murky world of human organ trading. But when the murderer strikes closer to home than Jack could ever have imagined possible, the case becomes a personal crusade - and a race against time. Can the killer be brought to justice before Jack is removed from the operation?
'From London's backstreets to the dangerous frontiers of medicine, Beautiful Death will keep you reading late into the night.' (Publisher's blurb)
'On the streets of England, a hunter is on the loose.
'The highly anticipated new crime thriller in the DCI Jack Hawksworth series.
'‘There is a connection, Jack. Find it, or you’ll never find him.’Police are baffled by several deaths, each unique and bizarre in their own way – and shockingly brutal. Scotland Yard sends in its crack DCI, the enigmatic Jack Hawksworth, who wastes no time in setting up Operation Mirror. His chief wants him to dismiss any plausibility of a serial killer before the media gets on the trail.
'With his best investigative team around him, Jack resorts to some unconventional methods to disprove or find a link to the gruesome deaths. One involves a notorious serial killer from his past, and the other, a smart and seductive young journalist who’ll do anything to catch her big break.
'Discovering he’s following the footsteps of a vigilante and in a race against time, Jack will do everything it takes to stop another killing – but at what personal cost for those he holds nearest and dearest?
'By the bestselling author of Bye Bye Baby and Beautiful Death come this heart-stopping new thriller that questions whether one life is worth more than another.' (Publication summary)