Journalist Aaron Page’s life is turned upside down when an investigation into east London’s sex trade results in the murder of a young prostitute. Two years on, with the fallout from the girl’s death having claimed his career and his relationship, Aaron is dragged back in to the world he has tried to forget when her killer is found dead in suspicious circumstances.
Loath to confront his past but desperate to find closure to the events that took everything he held dear, Aaron investigates where the police refuse to and he begins to peel back the terrifying layers of a murderous organisation.
As the scale of this amorphous group becomes clearer, Aaron must enlist the help of an unlikely ally to bring down its mysterious leader and complete his own journey to redemption.
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I’m a debut author from north-east London, which also happens to be the setting that provides the backdrop to my novel, From The Shadows. I studied sports journalism at university and went on to become a sports reporter for a regional newspaper, where I followed the likes of West Ham United and Leyton Orient up and down the country. It was the colourful, quirky sports stories that I really enjoyed though – playing table tennis with a robot and covering a story about the highest ever cricket match among them. In fact, my experience in the newsroom inspired the creation of my central character, Aaron Page.
After a few pitstops in increasingly smaller newsrooms, I progressed into marketing and I’m now responsible for the digital strategies of an array of clients. Writing has been a common thread throughout my life, and my love of crime fiction stems from my grandad, who introduced me to the Michael Connellys and Lee Childs of the world.
The first inkling of an idea for a book grew from an uncomfortable overnight coach ride during a six-month trip around the world. From The Shadows is unrecognisable from that nascent thought, but there are a few more of those bubbling under the surface now!