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Karen Long was born and raised in the English Midlands, read English Literature and Drama at Bangor University and later on studied Neurobiology with the Open University. She began her working life as a secondary school teacher but took up full time writing ten years ago. She has written numerous screenplays and has is due to publish her third novel in the ‘Eleanor Raven’ series , The Cold Room in May 2017. Her first novel, ‘The Safe Word’ was published in January 2014 and was inspired by several stays in Toronto, Canada. Her second novel in the series, The Vault was published in later that year in December 2014.

She is an enthusiastic traveller dedicating considerable time to pursuing her lifelong obsession with the natural world. There is
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I love authenticity. When I watch a film, read a book or follow a series on television I don’t want to be booted out of the story by glaringly inaccurate research or implausible procedure. That’s not to say that I don’t acknowledge that crime fiction isn’t crime fact but for the vast majority of readers and viewers scientific veracity is the backbone of modern crime fiction.
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The Safe Word by Karen  Long
"DS Eleanor Raven has a dark and dangerous secret that may destroy her very life.
This book takes us into the seedy and terrifying world of BDSM or “bondage/domination sadomasochism” . Someone is offering a 'pretend' kidnapping to young women who w..." Read more of this review »
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"D.I. Eleanor Raven is back following a horrific attack by a serial killer (SAFE WORD). She is reunited with her new partner, Detective Laurence Whitefoot, as well as her old partner, Mo.

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“It was a school photograph and although the face was immediately recognisable she couldn’t have pulled it up from her memory, it had long ago been replaced by the bloat of decomposed flesh. Caleb wore the same uniform that she had, shared the same classes and, possibly, aspirations but that’s where the similarities with his life ended. On the occasions that Eleanor had forced herself to look at him she’d taste again the cascade of emotions that both defied and defiled her. Caleb was her ‘safe word’, the boy who had experienced all of the world’s horror so she wouldn’t have to.
Her hands steadier, she slid the remains back into the box and piled her life back on top of it.”
Karen Long, The Vault

“You know why you’re here don’t you?” he said quietly.
Eleanor turned to look at him. “Because all serving officers that suffer an attack by a member of the public are obliged to receive some sort of psychological evaluation before they can be trusted by the authorities.”
Seb nodded and held her gaze. “You are here Eleanor Raven because a member of the public murdered you.”
Eleanor felt a tightening sensation in her throat and a quickening of her heart rate. “Is that some sort of metaphorical statement?”
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“Saving his skin was her priority; his mind could be coaxed back later.”
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