Seconds to Die by Rebecca Bradley published today


A killer who sends drawings of the murders he will commit.
A detective who will do anything to stop him.

Congratulations to Rebecca Bradley, whose novel Seconds to Die is published by Joffe Books today. Seconds to Die is the second book in the Sheffield-set DI Claudia Nunn series, and is recommended for fans of Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott and Helen Durrant.

Detective Claudia Nunn has never seen anything so beautiful — or so horrifying.

The intricate drawing is sent to her at work. It shows a man, naked on a bed. His arms are bound, his face contorted in agony, a huge blade stuck deep in his back.

Gory? Certainly. Something to worry about? Not likely. Police get sent weird stuff all the time.

Until Claudia is called to a crime scene that exactly recreates the drawing.

When another sketch arrives, Claudia thinks she might have a serial killer on her hands, who thinks he’s an artist.

Claudia’s in a race against time to stop anyone else dying — and the next victim could be her.

Praise for the first book in the series, Blood Stained:

“An original take on the classic police procedural, I found it pacy, dark and compelling, and was hooked from the first page to the last.” Jane Isaac, bestselling author of The Truth Will Out

“Tense, gripping and intriguing, with several twists that caught me completely by surprise.” Emma Haughton, author of The Dark

“Tense, tightly written and I couldn’t put it down until I was done. A definite 5 stars.” Angela Marsons, author of Twisted Lies

“Honestly one of the most gripping — and thoroughly disturbing — things I’ve read in a while. It’s like watching a mind slowly unravel. Highly recommended.” Cass Green, author of The Killer Inside