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Deadline by Geoff Major


Adam Ferranti was drinking away his waking hours, getting by in a regional newspaper in the North of England. An award-winning journalist, he moved to England to escape the media glare that followed his spectacular fall from grace at The Washington Post; only to be thrust back in it when a mysterious serial killer decides to make him his confidante.

DS Stephanie Walker is a successful member of the West Yorkshire Police force. Whilst she is tough and results-driven at work, with a fearsome reputation on the streets, she hides the domestic abuse she suffers at home.

She finds Ferranti exceptionally difficult to deal with, but he’s her only chance to stay close to what the elusive killer is planning next. Ferranti reluctantly complies with the Police, even though he is fighting his own personal demons, but when his best friend is murdered by the killer, it suddenly gets personal. And suddenly, no-one is quite who they seemed to be.


Holy cow! That was a shocker. Mr. Major has written a complex and alarming psychological thriller that had me glued to the pages.

Adam Ferranti is a journalist with a penchant for drinking and missing deadlines. And now he is the target of a serial killer who has the Metropolitan Police all scrambling to find who is killing random people in the U.K.  

Detective Sergeant Stephanie Walker is lead detective on a case of multiple gruesome murders supposedly done by the same man. With the assistance of Adam Ferranti who is getting calls from the killer, D.S. Walker and her team are trying to beat the clock to find the killer, but she has serious problems at home that will be revealed in an unexpected turn of events.

The plot is intricate and filled with revelations that had this reader guessing until the very twisted end. There are many diverse characters, both corrupt and honorable, who have some kind of agenda to fit their needs be it revenge, promotions, or just finding out the truth.

I recommend this elaborate and ambitious thriller to those who enjoy the twists and turns of a great mystery with a memorable and mind-blowing ending.

Thank you to Mr. Major for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.



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Geoff MajorA long time ago, Geoff Major had an idea for a story, whilst walking his girls to primary school. Two years ago, he decided he had the time and patience to try to write the story down. His wife was wholly supportive, so he turned from full-time to part-time for four months, and now – 23 years after that idea first popped into his head – it has been published.

As a self-employed business consultant for 18 years and a fundraising adventurer for 10 years (including ski-trekking 50 miles, over 6 days and 6 nights, to the geographic North Pole), he now works for a debt charity whilst plotting his next three books.

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