A Bad, Bad Thing
by Elena Forbes

A highly effective police officer, albeit one who keeps her past carefully hidden, Eve West is suspended from duty after a police operation goes catastrophically wrong. Receiving help from an unexpected quarter – a criminal she put away many years before – Eve feels she has no choice but to agree to his request to investigate a possible miscarriage of justice in return. But why is a hardened criminal like John Duran so keen to help a fellow-inmate convicted of the murder of a stable-girl? And why has he chosen Eve to look into the case?

Teaming up with crusading journalist Dan Cooper, Eve begins to uncover disturbing flaws in the original investigation. But as her past is dragged to the surface, she comes to realize she has been plunged into a case more complex and sinister than she ever imagined.


“Cleverly plotted, the various strands of the story slowly come together revealing a startling ending. A compelling read and one that is highly recommended.”

Mystery People

“Eve’s own mysterious past inserts itself into an investigation that twists, turns, and continually surprises. Readers will eagerly await her next outing”

Publishers Weekly

““Hand this to fans who like character-driven suspense novels such as Nicci French’s Frieda Klein books””

Library Journal

“This suspenseful police thriller boasts an ending that will leave readers breathless and eager for more from this very talented author”


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A Bad, Bad Thing by Elena Forbes is available in the following formats

Paperback978184751947431st July 2019140 X 214mm320£13.99
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The Eve West Mystery Series