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From the Number One bestselling author of Behind Her Eyes: Jack the Ripper is vanished, but Dr Thomas Bond is back – and this time the trial of murders leads straight to his front door.

Dr Thomas Bond, Police Surgeon, is still recovering from the events of the previous year when Jack the Ripper haunted the streets of London – and a more malign enemy hid in his shadow. Bond and the others who worked on the gruesome case are still stalked by its legacies, both psychological and tangible.

‘A compulsively readable story that starts as a conventional murder mystery and morphs, by degrees, into a horrifying supernatural thriller’ Guardian

But now the bodies of children are being pulled from the Thames . . . and Bond is about to become inextricably linked with an uncanny, undying enemy.

‘Few writers blend mystery and the supernatural as well as Sarah Pinborough. Quite, quite brilliant’ says John Connolly


Murder has all the elements I expected from Sarah Pinborough, excellent writing, mystery and a dark undertone that haunts the story throughout
From First Page to Last
Murder is a more than satisfying follow up ... and provides the whole story with a deeper and richer conclusion
British Fantasy Society
A novel which stands alongside the best of this sort of genre blending from Michael Marshall Smith or John Connolly . . . A blend of the supernatural, horror, crime and psychological profiling which makes you care about the characters before turning their lives inside out. 9/10
Sci-Fi Bulletin
It's extremely rare that I read an entire book in one sitting but I just couldn't put Murder down ... Sarah Pinborough has once again proven why she has earned a place on my extremely short list of favourite authors
Eloquent Page
Quality writing ... Very highly recommended
Mass Movement Magazine
Much grittier and scarier than its predecessor, Murder will take you to a very dark place. A wonderfully creepy experience
The characterisation is spot on ... You can almost feel the fog seeping into your clothes as you turn the page . . . Meticulously researched, well written and totally engrossing
Horror Hothouse
The succinct, efficient and yet multi-layered writing style works very well . . . Those looking for both visceral and psychological horror will enjoy this gore-soaked offering
Historical fiction at its best as well as one of the better mystery novels that is likely to be published this year
A compulsively readable story that starts as a conventional murder mystery and morphs, by degrees, into a horrifying supernatural thriller
Guardian on Mayhem