Hard lives. Hard lessons. It's murder on the streets.
Danielle Crosby had a body to die for. A body she sold to the highest bidder. But she ended up paying for it with her life.
When a prostitute's body is found lifeless, mutilated and brutally raped, DCI Annie Carr has never seen anything like it and never wants to again. Kate Burrows, retired DCI now consultant, has plenty of experience when it comes to murder - after all she caught the Grantley Ripper and broke the biggest paedophile ring in the South East. She is determined to help put the killer behind bars. But whoever it is won't be easily caught. And when another girl's body is found, even more horrifically disfigured than the last, it's clear the killer is just warming up...
In a ruthless world where everyone's out for themselves, Annie and Kate must dig deep if they hope to catch a callous serial killer who knows no limits and makes no mistakes. For some, prostitution is seriously big business. But how many people will pay the ultimate price?
Utterly compelling, HARD GIRLS is a gripping and disturbing thriller that will have you hooked until the very last page.
“ Cole is brilliant at portraying the good among the bad, and vice versa, so until the very end we never quite know who to trust. This is the very stuff that makes her so compelling ” Daily Mirror
“ Cole's tough, uncompromising books (with their pungently drawn characters) enjoy a popularity that is the envy of most writers... "Hard girls" are what Cole does best - in her uncompromising universe, the female characters are often every bit as tough as the males ” Good Book Guide
“ Another nail-biting thriller from the queen of crime ” Woman & Home
“ Features all the favourite Cole hallmarks - punchy dialogue, shocking violence and an attention-grabbing storyline ” Daily Express