Heather Peck’s latest book, Fires of Hate, arrived today and I can’t wait to read it.


If you haven’t come across Heather’s other books they are really worth getting into.  In the first, Secret Places, we meet DI Greg Geldard in Yorkshire, investigating a gruesome discovery in an old World War 2 observation post.  The hunt for the murderer leads Geldard to Norfolk and the Broads, but there’s much more to the story than just a murder mystery.  We’re led into questions about domestic violence and coercive control, but I’m risking giving too much away!

Secret Places

In book 2, Glass Arrows, Geldard is promoted to DCI and is appointed to Norfolk Constabulary and another case set in the Broads, this time on a chicken farm in Stalham.  Again there is much more to the story, as we get into a case involving modern slavery and human trafficking.

As I haven’t read it yet, I can’t tell you a lot more about Fires of Hate except what’s written on the cover:

“After a successful day in court, Greg Geldard is hoping to clear up some routine cases. Then a government laboratory receives a mysterious threat, a terrorist attack precipitates a multi agency emergency response and his investigations are seriously compromised by interference from the security service.

The enquiries lead down dangerous paths, with both Greg and someone he cares for put at risk, before he runs the perpetrators to ground. Then he’s posed an ethical conundrum in court. Can hate ever be wholly sane?”

Heather’s writing is more complex than many crime thrillers, dealing with contemporary issues without losing the thread of a major crime investigation.  Her work is thoroughly researched and well written, presenting a believable depiction of modern police work in an entertaining and compelling style.  You can find out more about her at www.heatherpeckauthor.com

Fires of Hate by Heather Peck
Paperback 304 pages; Silverwood Books
ISBN 9781800421950; RRP 12.99