Reflections of Deviance
by A.J. Cross

Rich. Successful. Dead . . . The mysterious death of Marion Cane leads criminologist Will Traynor into a deeply challenging and disturbing new case.

Marion Cane swapped a successful city career in New York and London for a quiet retirement in a wealthy village on the outskirts of Birmingham. So why was she found dead in her new home two years later?

Marion’s death was thought to be due to natural causes, until an anonymous note leads Superintendent John Heritage of West Midlands Police to ask DCI Bernard Watts and PC Chloe Judd to make enquiries. But when they arrive in Newton Heights, one of the villagers mysteriously vanishes. Still reeling from his own devastating news, criminologist Will Traynor is brought in to assist the team with an increasingly complex and disturbing investigation. Can Traynor push his own demons aside to see through distorted versions of reality, dangerous secrets and dark lies in his pursuit of the truth?


“As usual, Cross offers a suspense-filled police procedural with engaging but flawed lead characters and well-researched insights into modern policing”


“Cross builds tension while keeping a diverse cast of characters sharp and sympathetic”

Kirkus Reviews

“Plenty of unexpected twists sure to set pulses racing, leading to a shock ending guaranteed to blindside even the most experienced thriller reader”

Booklist Starred Review of A Dark, Divided Self

“Cross pulls no punches in a shocking tale of crime and punishment”

Kirkus Reviews on A Dark, Divided Self

“Readers will find themselves warming to Watts, Traynor, and Judd in this clever and absorbing roller-coaster ride of a procedural, and the authentic-seeming depiction of modern policing, along with a devastating conclusion, makes it a gripping and entertaining read for fans of British procedurals”

Booklist on Devil in the Detail

“A skillfully written police drama with plenty of twists”

Booklist on Dark Truths

“Outstanding . . . Cross, herself a forensic psychologist, plays fair with the reader right up to the surprising conclusion”

Publishers Weekly Starred Review of Cold, Cold Heart

A.J. Cross

A.J. Cross is a forensic psychologist with over twenty years’ experience in the field. She lives in Birmingham with her jazz-musician husband and is the author of five Kate Hanson mysteries.A.J. Cross is a forensic psychologist with over twenty years’ experience in the field. She lives in Birmingham with her jazz-musician husband. As well as the Will Traynor series, she is the author of five Kate Hanson Cold Case mysteries.

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