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The Intrusions

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2000s: Trauma starts at a Bayswater nightclub

  • ISBN: 978-0571297252
  • Genre: Crime, Thriller

What you need to know before your trail

When a distressed young woman arrives at their station claiming her friend has been abducted, and that the man threatened to come back and ‘claim her next’, Detectives Carrigan and Miller are thrust into a terrifying new world of stalking and obsession.

Taking them from a Bayswater hostel, where backpackers and foreign students share dorms and failing dreams, to the emerging threat of online intimidation, hacking, and control, The Intrusions explores disturbing contemporary themes with all the skill and dark psychology that Stav Sherez’s work has been so acclaimed for.

Under scrutiny themselves, and with old foes and enmities re-surfacing, how long will Carrigan and Miller have to find out the truth behind what these two women have been subjected to?

Travel Guide

Queensway, Bayswater

“Queensway was roaring with backpackers and gamblers, pimps and waiters, drunks, pick-up artists and dazed tourist. Hot rain splashed down the pavement but provided to relief from the humidity. The Last Good Kiss was located on a side street from the station one of those interstitial zones of the city, neither Bayswater nor Paddington, yet catering to and determined by both. It occupied a basement next to a souvenir shop full o snow globes, bobby hats and union jacks.”

This is the area of London where the shadows dance in the alleys and wait for their next prey. The pages are alined with darkness and a sense of unease and foreboding. Where girls struggle to walk in their high heels shoes on the uneven pavements. Where you have to be careful who buys you a drink in a club and even more careful about who might be watching you as you take a sip. A sip of a drink that may be your last. Welcome to the London of Stav Sherez

Booktrailer Review

Susan: @thebooktrailer

I am now officially traumatised. The end of the prologue in particular will ever stay in my mind. As will most other moments this novel throws at you.

The premise is haunting, the setting the darkest dankest corners of Bayswater in London and some of the punchiest, panic inducing set ups since time began. Haha yes and there are some sick people out there wandering about London’s streets if this novel is anything to go by.

This grabbed me as more than your regular crime thriller though as it was an onion of a novel – if I can liken a novel to a vegetable – with each layer came another one of intrigue and mystery. I felt I was getting closer to the central truth but the stench of evil was getting ever stronger. My eyes were stinging, my hands felt dirty….now this is one immersive experience isn’t it?

The cover is suitably haunting and Stav Sherez is definitely a skilled writer you need on your TBR pile – at the top.

Booktrail Boarding Pass Information: The Intrusions

Author/Guide Stav Sherez  Destination: London  Departure Time: 2000s

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