THE DROWNING GROUND
Published on 27 August 2015
A man is found dead near his home, a pitchfork through his neck. When DCI Guillermo Downes is called to the scene he realizes he knows the victim.
A decade earlier, Downes promised the families of two missing girls that he would find their daughters. Although cleared of any involvement, the dead man had been a suspect. As the ripples from his death spread through the local community Downes hopes he might make good on his promise.
But as Downes pursues the case he soon finds a darkness at the heart of this investigation more dreadful than he ever imagined.
- The Drowning Ground is James Marrison’s chilling fiction debut and marks the arrival of an exceptional crime writer
- Introduces an intriguing new series characters, DCI Guillermo Downes and Sergeant Graves
- Perfect for fans of Broadchurch and The Missing
James Marrison is a journalist whose writing has appeared in a number of national newspapers. Marrison now lives in Buenos Aires, which provides the inspiration for his lead character, Argentinian born detective Guillermo Downes, in his debut novel The Drowning Ground. James is originally from the Cotswolds and will be in the UK for publication.