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Chris Merritt

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Hello! I'm a British author whose crime thrillers combine psychology, suspense, and characters you care about.

All my novels are set in London, where I live. My first trilogy starred Zac Boateng and Kat Jones, two detectives motivated by family, who tackle organised crime and police corruption. LAST WITNESS, the second Boateng and Jones book, reached #13 in the UK Kindle chart in 2019.

My second series features detective Dan Lockhart - an ex-soldier with a missing wife - and psychologist Dr Lexi Green, an American living in London. These novels are darker, more psychological serial-killer cases, with romantic relationships as a central theme.

I began writing fiction in 2014, after previous careers as a diplomat, based in Iraq and Jerusalem, an
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Last Witness (Detective Zac...

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Bring Her Back (Detective Z...

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Lost Souls by Chris Merritt
"*4.5 stars *

Around ten thousand under 18’s go missing every year in London alone, this then is (in part) the backdrop for ‘Lost Souls’.

Two investigations come under the spotlight, in this excellent police procedural, one of them unofficial, (the col" Read more of this review »
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"This story is set 8 months after the previous book and the world is in the grip of the Covid pandemic.

After a supposed sighting of his wife (who disappeared 11 years ago when he was on a tour in Afghanistan), Dan keeps searching for her. He suspects" Read more of this review »
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"Lockhart and Green reunite in this fast paced thriller. Donovan Blair is found dead in a church positioned by the killer in a prayer pose. Lockhart, still tormented by the disappearance of his wife has to find the killer before he/she strikes again a" Read more of this review »
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