Genre: Fiction
Published: 11 July 2019
Publisher: Transworld
International Rights have been sold to Norway/Strawberry Publishing; France/Editions du Masque; Germany/Verlagsgruppe Droemer; Japan/Shinchosha; Russia/Atticus-Azbooka; Slovenia/Mladinska knjiga Zalozba

The Sleepwalker

by Joseph Knox

As a series of rolling blackouts plunge the city into darkness, Detective Aidan Waits sits on an abandoned hospital ward, watching a mass murderer slowly die. Transferred from his usual night shift duties and onto protective custody, he has just one job…

To extract the location of Martin Wick’s final victim before the notorious mass murderer passes away.

Wick has spent over a decade in prison, in near-total silence, having confessed to an unspeakable crime that shocked the nation and earned him the nickname of The Sleepwalker.

But when a daring premeditated attack leaves one police officer dead and another one fighting for his life, Wick’s whispered last words will send Waits on a journey into the heart of darkness…

Manipulated by a reticent psychopath from his past, and under investigation from his new partner, Detective Constable Naomi Black, Waits realises too late that a remorseless contract killer is at work.

Can Aidan Waits solve his last case before fleeing justice?

“Knox’s pitch-black novels are among crime fiction’s most compelling.” - The i Paper
“Dark, gritty and compelling, this will have you turning the pages until the early hours of the morning.” - The Independent
"Unrepentantly, invigoratingly dark." - Sunday Express

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