Jacket for 'Pariah'


UK - Amazon
Denmark - Bazar


By David Jackson

Published Sep 2015

From the bestselling author of Cry Baby comes the novel that introduced Detective Callum Doyle. Highly Commended in the Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger Awards, Pariah has been variously described as a ‘slick, edgy and cinematic novel’ and a ‘brilliant, fast-paced debut with taut, action-packed prose’.

Where can you turn when your very presence brings death to those around you? That’s the question Detective Callum Doyle is about to face. It begins with the calculated murder of his partner on a vacant lot. But more death is to follow, and when the chilling anonymous messages arrive, Doyle is left in no doubt that this is about him. You cannot go near your friends, your colleagues, or even your family. Because if you do… they will be killed. To save others, Doyle is forced to cut himself off from society. But with the investigation getting nowhere and his isolation becoming unbearable, Doyle has to ask himself how much he’s willing to sacrifice to get his life back.