Someone has been watching. Now the guilty will be punished.
Several young women have recently drowned in Manchester’s vast network of canals. A coincidence? Or something more sinister?
When star detective DCI Jane Phillips begins to investigate, her finely tuned instinct tells her these are no accidents. And when she discovers that each of the drowned women has a mysterious circular bruise on the back of her neck, Phillips is sure of it - she’s up against a very clever serial killer.
But how are the victims being chosen? And who will be next?
With the body count rising, Phillips and her team find themselves in a fight to the death with a shadowy figure who always seems to be one step ahead.
Can Phillips stop the killer before the next victim dies? Or will she herself become an offering to Manchester’s deadly waters?
The second in a gripping new detective series featuring DI Jane Phillips. Perfect for fans of Robert Bryndza, Angela Marsons and Peter James.
What readers are saying about Deadly Waters:
“From the very start of this story I was hooked, I actually found it a struggle to put down! The novel was very well paced and kept you reading ‘just a little bit more’ long after you should have closed the book to do other things.” – The P. Turners Book Blog
“I must say I didn't see the end coming, it was quite a shock!” – NetGalley Review
“OMJ Ryan is a master storyteller that envelops you in atmospheric brilliance and a complexity that will literally tie you up in knots. This isn’t just another police procedural – it is an experience.” – They Coy Caterpillar Reads
“Growing in confidence in every book, Ryan has a real knack of drawing you into a story and yet again delivers perfect tempo with pulsating tension that builds towards a big plot twist and final reveal.” – NetGalley Review
“There are few books that have me hooked right from the beginning, but Deadly Waters is absolutely an exception! Wow, what an incredible read this is. An edge of your seat police procedural, that actually caught me off guard with how quickly I was taken in by the story and its characters. I could not tear myself away from it, which resulted in my reading it in one sitting. Between us, I even cancelled plans to meet up with friends for lunch so I could keep reading it! Yes, it is that good and is a serious contender to be part of my best books for 2020!” – Once Upon A Time Book Blog
“I did not see that ending coming! This book had me from the beginning, I couldn't put it down!” -NetGalley Review
“Excellent police characters mixed with a dark and self-righteous murderer who is in a hurry to take more lives. A great read." – Damppebbles Book Blog
“A well written and gripping story that kept me on the edge till the end. I liked the solid mystery, the plot that flows and the interesting and well thought characters.” – NetGalley Review