Introducing 'Fatal Obsession' - The first of a series of thrillers, featuring DCI Daniel Appleman
Docker’s son, Jack Carpenter, has come a long way since he was born in the East End of London. Now, according to The Times rich list, he is one of the wealthiest men in England. His generosity is well-known, and when he steps in to stop a development outside Winchester and turns it into into a haven for the community he is widely praised. But underneath that confident persona lies a troubled man.
Locked into an unhappy marriage, Jack is shocked to discover that he has a daughter from a relationship in the past. Her name is Francine and Jack hopes that she will bring him the happiness he so longs for. But there is jealousy fermenting in someone’s soul, and one by one his family is ripped apart.
Detective Chief Inspector Daniel Appleman of the Hampshire police is assigned to the case along with his old colleague, Sergeant Paul Flower. It soon becomes obvious that the obsessed killer has a shocking motive. The detectives struggle as the final murder leaves Jack a broken man, and a daughter fighting to keep him alive.
A ‘DCI Daniel Appleman’ Thriller
Written by Michael Pakenham
Published by The Book Guild LLC (24 January 2018)