Author(s): Matthew Hall
From the bestselling author of the Coroner Jenny Cooper series comes A Life to Kill, Matthew Hall's most gripping, moving and timely thriller to date.
If they're hiding something, we've got a right to know. We've got a right to know what Kenny died for . . .
The day they've all been waiting for is at hand. The last British combat soldiers in Helmand are counting the minutes until their departure for home. For their excited families in Highcliffe, it spells the end of an agonizing six month wait.
But in the final hours, disaster strikes. Nineteen-year-old Private Pete 'Skippy' Lyons is abducted and the patrol sent out to locate him is ambushed. One killed, two injured. One still missing in action . . .
Their loved ones are left desperate for answers the Army won't provide. How could Private Lyons have been snatched from a heavily fortified command post? And why are officers trying to disguise what happened during the mission to save him?
Their only hope lies with Coroner Jenny Cooper, who must take on the full might of the military to stop the truth being buried along with the boy soldiers. But in a town filled with secrets and rumours, it's not only the Army that has something to hide.
A Life to Kill is the seventh installment in the Coroner Jenny Cooper series.
Coroner Jenny Cooper investigates . . .
Matthew (formerly M. R.) Hall is an award-winning screenwriter and former barrister. Educated at Hereford Cathedral School and Worcester College, Oxford, he lives a stone's throw from the Welsh border in Herefordshire. He is married to journalist Patricia Carswell and they have two sons, Tom and Will. His other loves are bee-keeping, boxing, trail running and native woodlands.
A Life to Kill is the seventh novel in Matthew Hall's twice CWA Gold Dagger-shortlisted Coroner Jenny Cooper series, following The Coroner, The Disappeared, The Redeemed, The Flight, The Chosen Dead, The Burning and the prequel novella to the series, The Innocent.