Cages by David Mark
English | 2021| Mystery & Thriller |ePUB| 7 MB
David Mark spent more than fifteen years as a journalist, including seven years as a crime reporter with the Yorkshire Post – walking the Hull streets that would later become the setting for the Detective Sergeant Aector McAvoy novels.
His writing is heavily influenced by the court cases he covered – the defeatist and jaded police officers; the competent and incompetent investigators – the inertia of the justice system and the sheer raw grief of those touched by savagery and tragedy.
He has written eight novels in the McAvoy series: Dark Winter, Original Skin, Sorrow Bound, Taking Pity, Dead Pretty, Cruel Mercy, Scorched Earth and Cold Bones as well as two McAvoy novellas,
Dark Winter was selected for the Harrogate New Blood panel – where he was Reader in Residence – and was a Richard & Judy pick and a Sunday Times bestseller.
Dead Pretty was longlisted for the Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger in 2016.
David’s Radio 4 drama, A Marriage of Inconvenience, aired last year. His first novel is currently being adapted for the stage. He has also written for the stage and has contributed articles and reviews to several national and international publications.
He is a regular performer at literary festivals and is a sought-after public speaker. He also teaches creative writing.
Washed-up author Rufus Orton needs money. It’s the main reason he takes the gig teaching creative writing to inmates at HMP Holderness.
That, and the flattery of prison officer Annabeth Harris, who contacted him out of the blue and begged him to take the job.
Annabeth loves Rufus’ work. Genuinely. She loves being a prison officer too. But Annabeth is keeping a secret. Fifteen years ago she did something bad, and if it ever comes out, her new, perfect life will be destroyed.
HMP resident Griffin Cox has no black marks against his name.
He claims he’s been wrongly convicted of the sex offence that put him in prison.
He has a plan – and everything hinges on him securing a place in the classroom with Rufus and Annabeth. It’s only then that the game can begin . . .
Dark, twisted and gripping, CAGES is an addictive psychological thriller from a ‘master’ of the genre. .