The Patient (DS Cross #3) (Hardcover)
Introducing your new crime thriller fix: Bristol detective DS George Cross, champion of the outsider, the voiceless and the dispossessed.
Bristol detective DS George Cross investigates the suspicious suicide of a young woman.
DS George Cross can be rude, difficult, and awkward with people. But his unfailing logic and dogged pursuit of the truth means his conviction rate is the best on the force. An outsider himself, having been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, DS Cross is especially drawn to cases concerning the voiceless and the dispossessed.
Now, Cross is untangling the truth about a young woman who died three days ago. With no fingerprints, no weapon and no witnesses, the Bristol Crime Unit are ready to close the case. The coroner rules suicide: the woman had a long history of drug abuse. But her mother is convinced it was murder: her daughter has been clean and sober for over two years.
DS Cross is determined to defy his bosses and re-open the case, even if it costs him his career. Soon he is mired in a labyrinth of potential suspects – but can he solve the case before his superiors shut it down for good?
The Patient is part of the DS Cross series of thrillers, which can be read in any order.
"I am insanely in love with George Cross, a perfect detective for our time and for all time. His complexity, orneriness and dogged persistence makes for such a complete and admirable hero... The Patient is a cracking mystery, full of twists and surprises to the end' Stephen Fry
'Sullivan has given us a British detective for the 21st century who will be hard to forget' Daily Mail
'Superb, clever and taut' Belfast Telegraph
'The fact that Cross has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder makes him just as intriguing as the murder mystery' The Times
'Fantastic police procedurals and attention to detail' Bishop's Stortford Independent
'An absolute cracker' The Bookbag
'There is so much to uncover in this fantastic novel... Fantastic story with a brilliant DS. Loved it' Frost Magazine
"A compelling, suspenseful police procedural with an intimate, positive insight into living on the autistic spectrum" Woman magazine