HE THOUGHT HE CAUGHT THE KILLER, BUT THEN THE KILLING DIDN'T STOP.
Jaap Rykel is on the brink, his dark past driving him to breaking point and ending his police career.
Visiting the station one last time, he stumbles across an investigation into a violent murder.
A murder where the details exactly match a case he solved years earlier.
But that killer was caught - and is still in prison.
Is there a copycat killer on the loose, playing games with Rykel's fragile mind? Or did he get it wrong, and send an innocent man to prison?
This might be his last chance to make things right, or it could be the blow that finally takes him over the edge . . .
'Twisting, stylish and breathlessly paced. I struggled to put it down for a second' Chris Whitaker, author of the award-winning Tall Oaks
'A gripping page-turner . . . Highly recommended' Craig Robertson, author of The Photographer
'Terrifying and twisty' Sam Blake, author of Little Bones
Unflinching but also surprisingly funny, you keep turning the pages to find out what is the bigger threat to Rykel: the murderer or his own inner demons
Terrifying and twisty, Jake Woodhouse's gripping, effortlessly vivid prose makes this intelligent, brilliantly plotted thriller one you will not be able to put down
This might be Jake Woodhouse's best yet. His Jaap Rykel series good from strength to strength and The Copycat embodies everything that's good about the Rykel books. Yes, it's a gripping page-turner but it also has a lot to say on important social messages, brilliantly managing to do so without slowing the pace for a second. Highly recommended.
Twisting, stylish and breathlessly paced. I struggled to put it down for a second
Utterly enthralling . . . looks set to be one of the key sequences in modern crime fiction
A strong sense of place is matched by a capacity for storytelling that keeps the plot accelerating
This gripping detective novel will thrill fans of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and bears comparison to Fatherland ... Utterly unputdownable