To find a killer, she must unlock a child’s terror…
The first in an exciting new crime series featuring psychologist Dr Jessie Flynn – a brilliantly complex character who struggles with a dark past of her own. Perfect for fans of Nicci French and Val McDermid.
‘The girl knows,’ he whispered…
Four-year-old Sami is deeply traumatised, and it’s up to psychologist Dr Jessie Flynn to unlock his terrifying memories. She needs to find out who ‘the girl’ is – but nothing can prepare her for the truth about what haunts him.
Meanwhile, Jessie’s former patient, Captain Ben Callan, is investigating the suspicious death of an officer in Afghanistan – the problem is the only suspect refuses to talk.
When a dead body washes up on a Sussex beach, Jessie and Ben’s cases converge. Soon it’s clear that the mystery in Afghanistan began with a secret much closer to home. And a desperate killer will do anything to keep it buried…
‘Excellent start to a new series’ Sunday Express
‘Psychologist Jessie Flynn is set to become a major star in the world of crime fiction. She’s as fascinating and complex as the cases she solves. Fire Damage will leave you hungry for the next book in this superb series’ Kate Rhodes
'Jessie Flynn is an utterly compelling character, the icing on the cake of what is a refreshingly different and very gripping thriller. I really look forward to the next one’ Louise Voss
‘From the chilling opening scene where a traumatised child warns of The Shadowman, Fire Damage seizes you by the throat and doesn't let go. Complex, tense and utterly addictive, this is powerful, gutsy storytelling which plunges the reader deep into the darkest recesses of the human psyche’ Tammy Cohen
Praise for Kate Medina:
'A huge new talent' Mo Hayder
'Unsettling and evocative … an impressive debut’ The Times
'Mightily impressive … a fine, taut story with many topical issues' Independent on Sunday
‘A stunning debut’ Sunday Mirror
'The unexpected twists and turns throughout the course of the book left me unable to prise myself away . . . Tess is the most compelling female protagonist I have come across in a long time’ Stylist
'A remarkable debut' Independent
About the author
While studying for a degree in Psychology, Kate Medina joined the Territorial Army where she spent five years, first as an officer trainee and then as a Troop Commander in the Royal Engineers.
She has an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University and now writes full time. Her debut novel, White Crocodile (published under the name K. T. Medina), a thriller set in the minefields of Cambodia, received widespread critical acclaim.