Fire Damage
Kate Medina, Read by Clare Corbett

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Narrated By: Clare Corbett

Duration: 9 hours and 45 minutes

What to expect

To find a killer, she must unlock a child’s terror…

The first in an exciting new crime series featuring psychologist Dr Jessie Flynn – a brilliantly complex character who struggles with a dark past of her own. Perfect for fans of Nicci French and Val McDermid.

A traumatized little boy

Four years old, terrified, disturbed – Sami is a child in need of help. Now it’s up to psychologist Dr Jessie Flynn to find the cause of his suffering and unlock his darkest memories, before it’s too late.

A psychologist with a secret

Meanwhile Jessie is haunted by an awful truth of her own. She works alongside former patient, Captain Ben Callan, to investigate a violent death – but the ghosts of her past refuse to leave her.

A body washed up on the beach

When a burnt corpse is found on the Sussex coast, Jessie begins to uncover a link between her two cases – and a desperate killer will do anything to keep it buried…

Genre

Crime & mystery fiction, Thriller / suspense fiction

Listen to a sample

‘A thrilling new crime series’ Woman and Home

‘It comes as no surprise that Medina has created a character of density and intricacy in Flynn. May the series prosper’ Daily Mail

‘A tense and pacy thriller, 4 stars’ The Sun

‘Medina demonstrates that she’s a considerable find’ Independent

‘Excellent start to a new series’ Sunday Express

‘[Medina] writes about the horrifying consequences of war from the standpoint of a clear-eyed but sympathetic insider’
Sunday Times

‘If psychological thrillers are your bag, then look no further than Fire Damage… Tense and hard to put down’ Closer

‘A haunting thriller’ Grazia

‘An absorbing and convincing thriller… An author who consistently delivers taut, believable and unsettlingly compelling novels’ Sunday Herald

‘Gripping’ Literary Review

‘Psychologist Jessie Flynn is set to become a major star in the world of crime fiction. She’s as fascinating and complex as the cases she solves. Fire Damage will leave you hungry for the next book in this superb series’ Kate Rhodes

'Jessie Flynn is an utterly compelling character, the icing on the cake of what is a refreshingly different and very gripping thriller. I really look forward to the next one’ Louise Voss

‘From the chilling opening scene where a traumatised child warns of The Shadowman, Fire Damage seizes you by the throat and doesn't let go. Complex, tense and utterly addictive, this is powerful, gutsy storytelling which plunges the reader deep into the darkest recesses of the human psyche’ Tammy Cohen

Praise for Kate Medina:

'A huge new talent' Mo Hayder

'Unsettling and evocative … an impressive debut’ The Times

'Mightily impressive … a fine, taut story with many topical issues' Independent on Sunday

‘A stunning debut’ Sunday Mirror

'The unexpected twists and turns throughout the course of the book left me unable to prise myself away . . . Tess is the most compelling female protagonist I have come across in a long time’ Stylist

'A remarkable debut' Independent