The Old Religion

Martyn Waites

From an award-winning author comes a new thriller, where dark secrets hide amongst the beautiful Cornish countryside.

WELCOME TO THE DARK HEART OF CORNWALL . . .

'Waites brings all his storytelling talent and experience to this chilling tale' Lee Child

'One of the very best crime writers we have' Mark Billingham

He was running from his past.
She was running from her future.
Sometimes helping a stranger is the last thing you should do . . .

The Cornish village of St Petroc is the sort of place where people come to hide. Tom Killgannon is one such person. An ex-undercover cop, Tom is in the Witness Protection Programme hiding from some very violent people and St Petroc's offers him a chance to live a safe and quiet life.

Until he meets Lila.

Lila is a seventeen-year-old runaway. When she breaks into Tom's house she takes more than just his money. His wallet holds everything about his new identity. He also knows that Lila is in danger from the travellers' commune she's been living at. Something sinister has been going on there and Lila knows more than she realises.

But to find her he risks not only giving away his location to the gangs he's in hiding from, but also becoming a target for whoever is hunting Lila.

'A chilling slice of country noir. Great stuff' Mick Herron

'A superbly atmospheric book full of menace and secrets' Tom Wood

'Martyn Waites is already crime fiction royalty . . . Tom Killgannon is one of the best new characters in modern fiction. I bloody loved this book' Steve Cavanagh




Publication Date: 14/06/2018
ISBN Hardback: 9781785764318
ISBN Ebook: 9781785764134

Martyn Waites

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