Post Script: The Twisted Knot – J M Peace

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The Twisted Knot: Constable Sammi Willis #2

 (Constable Sammi Willis #2)

 J.M. Peace

Pan Macmillan Australia

ISBN: 9781743538678



A marked man. A damaged cop. A town full of secrets.


After her abduction and near death at the hands of a sadistic killer, Constable Samantha Willis is back in the uniform. Despite being on desk duty, rumours reach Sammi that someone in Angel’s Crossing has been hurting little girls, and before long a mob is gathering to make sure justice is served.


So when a man is found hanging in his shed, the locals assume the pedophile has finally given into his guilt. That is, until Sammi delves further into the death and uncovers a dark family secret, an unsolved crime and a town desperate for vengeance.


‘Raw and credible, this is a tough and thrilling novel…’

The Sydney Morning Herald on A Time to Run


‘…this taut, believable thriller grabs your attention from the very first line…’

The Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin on A Time to Run




My View:

A dark and sinister narrative that will send shivers down your spine: this could so easily be true crime not crime fiction!


Jay Peace has created a strong, valiant, empathetic female protagonist – Sammi Willis. In this novel Sammi once again reminds us of the human side of policing and the ethical and personal dilemmas she faces add tension and humanity to the script.


Assumptions, lies, fear…this town is a powder keg ready to ignite. Get your diary out and make a date with this book – one night should do it – you will read on until you discover the sinister and shocking truths.


Can’t wait for episode 3 in this series.