The Father

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The Father

The BRAND NEW completely gripping crime thriller from John Nicholl for 2022

John Nicholl


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'A dark and devastating story that grips you from the very first page' T. J. Emerson, author of The Perfect Holiday.

What you don’t know can hurt you.

Thirty years ago Anthony Mailer was a seven-year-old boy trapped in Dr Galbraith’s basement. Now he’s a journalist, a husband and a father. But no matter how far he’s come, at times he’s still that scared little boy.

In order to save his marriage, he has to stop hiding from what happened and deal with it once and for all.

But digging into the past holds dangers Anthony never imagined . . .

A note from the author: While fictional, this book was inspired by true events. It draws on the author’s experiences as a police officer and child protection social worker. The story contains content that some readers may find upsetting. It is dedicated to survivors everywhere.


What people are saying about The Father:

'The chill is tangible' Owen Mullen

'Dark, disturbing, and brilliant. Kept me up all night!' Diana Wilkinson

'A frightening book that lures us into the darkness where monsters live. John Nicholl's knowledge of this world from his years of police work makes his characters ring true' Billy Hayes

'An emotional roller coaster...I couldn't stop reading until I reached the end' McGarvey Black

'Dark and disturbing. One to really get your pulse racing. This is a story you won't forget' Ross Greenwood

‘An outstanding piece of work by a truly masterful storyteller’ Anita Waller
'Disturbing and gripping . . . John Nicholl’s experience of police and child protection work adds truth and reality to Anthony’s search for closure' Phil Rowlands


John Nicholl:
John Nicholl is an award-winning,bestselling author of numerous psychological thrillers and detective series, previously published by Bloodhound. These books have a gritty realism born of his real-life experience as an ex-police officer and child protection social worker. Boldwood will be publishing the new title in his Galbraith series in September and a new psychological thriller in November 2022. Alongside these, they will be reissuing his bestselling backlist from May 2022.