Joe Parker is Manchester's most ingenious criminal defence lawyer. Sam Parker is Manchester's most tenacious homicide detective. Both bear the burden of the unsolved murder of their sister and both have a stake in the murders that have shaken the city to its core. Ronnie Bagley is awaiting trial for murder. Two weeks before he's due in court, he takes on Joe Parker to defend him. Little does Joe know that Bagley is smarter than anyone has given him credit for, and soon Joe will find himself pitched against his own brother, Sam, in a race to outwit the most terrifying killer the city has ever seen.
Joe Parker is Manchester's top criminal defence lawyer and Sam Parker - his brother - is a brilliant detective with the Greater Manchester Police force. Together they must solve a puzzling case that is chilling Manchester to the bone... Danger sometimes comes in the most unexpected guises. The Death Collector is charming, sophisticated and intelligent, but he likes to dominate women, to make them give themselves to him completely; to surrender their dignity and their lives. He's a collector of beautiful things, so once he traps them he'll never let them go. In this gripping thriller, danger threatens the Parker brothers, and all those closest to them.
Juli Zeh/John Cullen
Theo is a middle-aged author with writer's block; his partner Jola is a beautiful and privileged soap star who wants very much to be taken seriously. In an attempt to save her dying career, Jola is determined to land the lead role in a new film about diver and underwater model Lotte Hass. The couple travels to Lanzarote and hires diving instructor Sven, paying him a huge sum for exclusive tuition. As a sinister love triangle develops, events rapidly get out of hand. But whose story can we trust - Sven's or Jola's?