1 March 2018
Published by Corvus
1 June 2017
Published by Corvus
Years ago, Fortune gave up on his daughter, Sophie, after a troubled adolescence. Now she’s gone missing, vanished without trace. And after weeks of investigation, the police have given up on her, too.
Driven by guilt, and a determination to atone for his failures as a father, he takes on the search himself. He soon finds that his daughter had been living in fear of a vicious online troll who seemed to know far too much about her. Could Sophie’s disappearance be linked to this unknown predator? Fortune is about to discovers that monsters which live online don’t always stay there…
From the irresistible premise to the heart-thumping conclusion, Troll is incredibly clever, frequently terrifying and brilliantly written
Holly Seddon, bestselling author of Try Not to Breathe
A clever and gripping page-turner; Thorne takes our worst nightmare about living our lives online and turns it into a dangerous game of cat and mouse with deadly stakes. Will make you want to step away from your laptop immediately.
Sanjida Kay, author of Bone by Bone
This is a potent mixture of an authentic, brutal crime story, told with a neat line in dialogue and an appealing hero.
Daily Mail on East of Innocence
Everyone has a picture of an Essex crime novel. But David Thorne's East of Innocence is a fresh take on this famous county.
Patrick Neale, Bookseller on East of Innocence
This is a carefully plotted thriller, realistic in its violence and with strong memorable characters. Soon to be adapted into a TV series, it is fast paced and edgy without losing any of its credibility.
We Love This Book on East of Innocence
A slick, fast-moving and thoroughly readable novel.
Crime Fiction Lover on East of Innocence
A feisty and likeable hero... punchy and fast-paced.
Scotsman on Nothing Sacred
Authentic, fast-moving and with a wry ear for dialogue.
Geoffrey Wansell, Daily Mail on East of Innocence