When successful London psychiatrist Sara Jones’s relationship breaks down, she returns to the remote part of Wales she grew up in, keen to clear her head and start afresh. Soon, though, her former boyfriend, Metropolitan Police detective Jamie Harding, is back in her life – investigating a series of murders with links to the occult. Sara is drawn into assisting the investigation – much to the chagrin of her childhood friend, Ceri Lloyd, the detective in charge.
As more bodies are found, a series of clues makes Sara realise that the killer believes they have psychic powers. Soon, the killer confronts Sara and offers a shocking explanation for their crimes – one that could have a massive impact on her life and, crucially, allow her to come to terms with the tragedy that haunts her past…but at what price?
A sharp, clever thriller with a paranormal twist, Dead in Time is the first novel featuring Sara Jones by up-and-coming crime writer Terence Bailey.
Terence Bailey was born in Canada and lives in London. In his youth, he spent summers in Los Angeles with a psychic uncle. Those experiences raised questions he has been trying to answer ever since - questions that influenced the writing of Dead in Time. Terence has a doctorate in Narrative Structure, and when he s not writing, he is teaching writing at British universities.
‘Expect the unexpected in this tense crime thriller that mixes the paranormal with the hard-boiled.'
‘A dark, wonderfully-written crime novel.... Hugely entertaining.’
'An unsettling tale of murder and psychological chills, supported by an unforgettable cast.'