BREAKING DEAD is the first book in a compelling crime series starring investigative journalist, Sophie Kent. Sophie’s tenacity and talent have seen her rise through the ranks of a tough newspaper industry, but her brother’s suicide has thrown her career and personal life into chaos. Whilst interviewing witnesses of a brutal child murder, Sophie befriends a traumatised Russian model. When the girl’s mutilated body turns up in an upmarket hotel on the eve of London Fashion Week, Sophie knows she could have saved her. Eaten away by guilt, she throws herself headfirst into the edgy, fast-paced world of fashion with one goal in mind: to catch the killer. Only then can she piece her grief-stricken self back together.
As Sophie chips away at the industry’s glittery surface, she uncovers a toxic underworld rife with drugs, secrets, prostitution and blackmail. The investigation propels Sophie from the glamour of the catwalk to London’s darkest corners, towards a sinister past and a twenty-year-old murder case that could hold the key. Battling her demons and her wealthy, dysfunctional family along the way, Sophie pushes her personal problems to one side as she goes head to head with a crazed killer. A killer who is only just getting started.
“Jackson hits the ground not just running, but sprinting in a fast-paced, atmospheric story…Brimming with angst, anger, anguish and action, this is just the start of what promises to be an enthralling new crime series”
LANCASHIRE EVENING POST
“This gripping crime debut is as glam as it is gruesome, and the unveiling of the killer is a total WTF?! moment.”
“Crime meets couture in this gripping story.”
“A fast-paced, punchy, self-
“The dark underbelly of the modelling world is a gritty setting… Breaking Dead rushes along at a feverish pace, with a feisty heroine.”
“If you like your holiday reads fast-paced and edge-of-your-sun lounger, this one’s for you.”
“An edge-of-your-seat thriller.”
“When Russian model Natalia is murdered in a hotel room, Investigative Journalist Sophie Kent feels guilty. Sophie had recently interviewed Natalia and believes she might have been able to save her. So when another model is killed in similar circumstances the journalist is desperate to uncover the truth. But Sophie becomes reckless and ends up in danger. It’s original, amazingly written and tense. The first book in the Sophie Kent series is a cracker. I can’t wait to read more.”
The Sun | Friday, April 29, 2016
“This is the first in an exciting new crime series by debut author Corrie Jackson (who also happens to be an ex-Glamour staffer – I know, we’re a talented bunch). The protagonist is journalist Sophie Kent, who in the course of investigating a child killing ends up embroiled in a bigger case when one of her interviewees – a glamorous Russian model – is murdered. With the action spanning the glitz of London Fashion Week, as well as the capital’s less salubrious areas, this is one for anyone who wants their crime with a side order of chic.”
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