by Nick Oldham

Some wounds never heal . . .

Henry Christie has never forgotten the day he was brutally assaulted as a young constable while chasing a teenage shoplifter down a Blackpool alley. Tommy Benemy went missing soon after his arrest, but although Henry promised Tommy’s mother he’d keep an eye on the case, her son was never found.

Now retired, Henry reluctantly agrees to join the Cold Case Unit as a civilian investigator, teaming up with the volatile DS Debbie Blackstone, who’s carrying scars of her own. When an old case leads them to a serial rapist, and a gruesome scene takes Henry back to his old promise – and failure, the pair find themselves confronting their demons as they unearth a deadly criminal conspiracy spanning decades, and chilling secrets desperate individuals will go to any lengths to keep hidden.


Pulse-pounding action, nail-biting suspense. . .perfect for Ian Rankin fans


Fans of Oldham’s Henry Christie series will already know to expect an action-packed, violence-filled, edge-of-the-seat thriller, while readers not yet familiar with this excellent series have a real treat in store … A meaty plot full of white-knuckle suspense makes this a cracking-good read

Booklist on Bad Timing

Taut … Fully realized characters complement the well-crafted plot. Oldham shows no signs of losing steam

Publishers Weekly on Bad Timing

A fast-paced, suspenseful thriller that’s packed with unexpected twists ... a gripping page-turner

Booklist on Wildfire

“A razor-sharp plot, shocking twists, gruesome violence, pulse-pounding suspense, and a heart-stopping ending make this a not-to-be-missed page-turner for fans of hard-boiled cop thrillers

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Nick Oldham

Nick Oldham is a retired police inspector who served in the force from the age of nineteen. As well as the acclaimed Henry Christie novels, he is the author of the Steve Flynn series.

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Scarred by Nick Oldham is available in the following formats

Hardback97807278501403rd August 2021145 X 225mm240$28.99
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