The Headhunter

A crazed serial killer. A lycanthrope detective. A case she cannot ignore.

Ellie Lawrence’s world has fallen apart. She’s lost the detective job she adores, the man she loves and the mentor she looked up to. In addition, she has walked away from the friends who’ve been her life for the last few years.

With nowhere else to go, she returns to the cottage she abandoned to try to piece together a future. Part of her return involves reconnecting with Victoria Stephens—her oldest friend and fellow inmate of Sackville School for Behavioural Difficulties.

But the news that a deranged serial killer is on the loose and her incompetent, onetime nemesis is leading the case draws Ellie back into her former life. With the help of local crime reporter Jayson Christian, Ellie gets lost in a twisted world where even her supernatural senses lead her astray.

As time is running out, can Ellie face the hard truth and stop The Headhunter?



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Marie Anne Cope is an author with a distinctive voice, who instinctively understands the devices of her genre, what her readers want, and what it takes to stand out.


A gripping storyline that has been carefully thought out and planned well, taking the reader on a journey of discovery and intrigue. I was hooked from the first chapter to the very last page.


A fast-tempo, intriguing read that pulls you along at pace. Strong and compelling female characters. Edgy and not for the faint-hearted.


Ellie is a thoroughly compelling character, full of human flaws, but brave, intelligent and passionate, and it is her battle between her human side and her werewolf instincts that drives the story. The plot is clever and twisty and populated by a cast of memorable characters, not the least of which is a genuinely chilling serial killer.


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