The Danger Within
by Hilary Bonner

A seemingly straightforward domestic tragedy leads to something deeper and darker for DCI Vogel and his team in this gripping police procedural.

A man lies dead on the kitchen floor of his comfortable North Devon home, his body punctured by multiple stab wounds. Beside him sits his silent, traumatised wife.

DCI David Vogel reckons he’s seen it all before. A domestic tragedy: an abused wife snaps after years of suffering within a deeply tormented marriage. Then again, as a police officer of long experience, Vogel knows it’s dangerous to rely on assumptions. As his investigations lead him in all sorts of unexpected directions, uncovering a number of shocking secrets in the dead man’s past, Vogel comes to realize that nothing about this case is as straightforward as it seems.

What really happened inside No.11 St Anne’s Avenue? And if Thomas Quinn’s wife didn’t kill him, who did . . . and why? Vogel is about to embark on the most unusual case of his career.


“A crisp crime yarn: no muss, no fuss, no stone unturned”

Kirkus Reviews

This insightful exploration of the physical and emotional toll of domestic violence will resonate with many

Publishers Weekly

“The pacy, twist-filled narrative boasts excellent writing, vividly drawn characters, an eye-opening depiction of domestic violence, and a tragic yet satisfying ending”


A cracking read, tautly suspenseful

Booklist on Dreams of Fear

“A crisply written crime novel that methodically reveals the pieces of a complex puzzle”

Kirkus Reviews on Dreams of Fear

“This taut thriller is filled with unexpected twists and turns, leading up to a shocker of an ending”

Booklist on Wheel of Fire

“A formidable crime writer ... Packed with Bonner's sharp eye for detail”

Daily Mail on Deadly Dance

“A gripping novel that will draw admirers of Peter James and Val McDermid

Library Journal on Deadly Dance

“A suspenseful and disturbing page-turner ... Fully fleshed characters, a masterfully constructed plot, and a shock ending make for a gripping read”

Booklist on Deadly Dance

“Belting cop thriller ... Ingenious”

Sunday Times Crime Club on Deadly Dance

Hilary Bonner

Hilary Bonner was previously the showbusiness editor of the Mail on Sunday and the Daily Mirror. She lives in Somerset with her partner, the actress, Amanda Barrie.

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The Danger Within by Hilary Bonner is available in the following formats

Hardback97807278504167th December 2021145 X 223mm256$28.99
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