Early on a cold Somerset morning, ten year old Alesha Daniels is reported missing by her father, a violent alcoholic. Her mother, a known drug addict, is found unconscious, but it’s her mother’s boyfriend the police are keen to trace.
As the hunt for Alesha gathers pace, a second local girl is taken, plunging another family into the depths of despair.
Cutting short his holiday, DI Nick Dixon races home to join the Major Investigation Team, but no sooner has he identified a network of local suspects than they begin to show up dead.
At odds with his superiors, Dixon is convinced the child abductions are anything but random, but nobody is prepared for the investigation to lead quite so close to home.
Can Dixon and his team crack the case before all the suspects are silenced? And will he find the missing girls before it’s too late?
Dead Lock is the eighth novel in Damien Boyd’s addictive DI Nick Dixon Crime Series.
‘…an original, captivating story, this is a detective novel that sets new standards of how authors can take ideas and create new, innovative scenarios to keep reading this genre fresh and exciting.’
‘…an engrossing story of deceit, blackmail and murder spanning many years which held my attention right to the end.’
‘Another riveting story, the worst thing about these books is that you just can’t put them down! As soon as you start the story you are desperate to read on. Simply brilliantly written.’
‘One of the most suspenseful novels I have ever read. I am new to DI Nick Dixon but we will soon become firm friends as I will be reading many more of his adventures.’