The Sleepless Ones

The Sleepless Ones


The second thrilling detective mystery featuring Guillermo Downes, perfect for fans of Peter James, Ian Rankin and hit TV series The Missing.

A gruesome find

An abandoned car by a ramshackle Cotswold farm draws the attention of local police officers. When DCI Guillermo Downes arrives at the farmhouse he finds a sickening scene of devastation and destruction.

A desperate search

Now Downes has a murder investigation to run and almost nothing to go on.

A cover up spanning decades

At first Downes - and his right hand man Sergeant Graves - struggle to find answers. But as they follow the threads of this brutal murder they find a stack of photographs of missing boys.

This case is bigger than Downes and Graves ever expected, and as they close in on the truth they uncover a conspiracy that goes right to the heart of the British establishment itself.

Praise for James Marrison:

'This is an exceptional and haunting murder mystery, a real cut above the rest' Irish Independent

'Dark, gripping and unexpected' Linwood Barclay

'Assured, astutely paced, a gripping thriller'

'Intriguing, taut, told with panache' Daily Mail



About the author

James Marrison

James Marrison is a journalist whose writing has appeared in a number of national newspapers. James Marrison now lives in Buenos Aires, which provides the inspiration for his lead character, Argentinian-born detective Guillermo Downes. The Sleepless Ones is James's second novel, following on from his début novel The Drowning Ground.
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