His Third Victim - Helen Durrant

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He swiped his finger across the screen of his mobile and screwed up his eyes. What he saw made him feel sick. Bella Richards had a new man in her life. He’d videoed Bella and this Alan Richards fawning over each other, her fingers stroking Fisher’s cheek, her lips on his mouth. She was wasting her time. Bella was no good for Fisher or anyone else. Why didn’t she learn? Sooner or later she would go too far. If that happened, he would have to give her a scare. He knew what Bella, just like the others, was most afraid of. It hadn’t been hard to work out. Very soon, and with very little effort, he would make her nightmares come true. Alan Fisher was a complication he hadn’t reckoned with. He would have to sort it. Still, it wouldn’t be a problem. He was a past master at the murder game. As far as the police were aware, there had been five so far. Alan Fisher would simply be added to the list. What the police didn’t know was that the five were nothing but collateral damage. They were people who got in the way and had to disappear because they were too close to his real targets. The police had no idea about those. That was because he was clever and meticulous. His ‘perfect crimes’ had gone completely unnoticed. No one had even reported the women missing. He had been praying that Bella might be different. The other two hadn’t lived up to expectations. So he had had to kill them. He now had Bella in his sights, and it would be nice if she didn’t become his third victim. All she had to do was make him happy. It wasn’t much to ask, but his chosen ones always seemed to fail him in one way or another. All the same, he persisted in his search. One day he would find a woman who would live up to his dreams. He hoped that Bella was the one. 

Book Description

HIS THIRD VICTIM by Helen H. Durrant


  A man is shot dead and his body is dumped on the moors. His arm is stamped with the Chinese symbol for sorry.

 There have been five unsolved murders with the same hallmark. The police can’t find any motive or connection between the victims.

 Bella Richards was close to the murdered man. She lives with her five-year son and has begun a new life in the local area.  But although clearly grief-stricken, she is not telling the police everything she knows.

 Detective Talbot Dyson wants his most trusted inspector on the case. But DI Matt Brindle is out of action. He was badly injured and his sergeant was killed in a criminal ambush.  He is drawn into the investigation and must decide whether he wants to go to back to his old life.

 What is the real connection between the victims and who will be next?

 This is a detective mystery full of twists and turns, with a stunning edge-of-your-seat ending.

Author Bio

OVER 500,000 books sold of her Calladine & Bayliss and DI Greco Series 

I’m one of the ‘baby boomer’ generation. I was born in Edinburgh to an English father and Scottish mother. My father was from the North West of England and this was where the family settled. 

I know the area well, both the good and the bad, and so I set my books here. Sitting between two counties, Lancashire and Yorkshire, and between the city and the hills, it offers a rich mix of the industrial and the countryside and all the character therein. I always planned to write crime novels — to create the characters in my books. Since my retirement from a busy teaching job in FE, this is what I’ve done — almost to exclusion of anything else! 

I have a grown-up family and five grandchildren. They see me as something of an eccentric — always on my laptop writing away. Writing is something of a second career and, despite having a bus pass, keeps me busy, young and tuned in the world as it currently is. 


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