What if your worst enemy was your only hope?

When a fifteen-year-old girl fails to make it home after school, DI Heather Filson believes she’s dealing with just another teenage runaway.

The girl’s grandfather, a notorious Glasgow gangster, disagrees. Convinced one of his underworld enemies has grabbed her, he’s prepared to bathe the city in blood in order to bring his princess home.

But, as the days pass and the evidence mounts, Heather starts to fear that they’re both wrong, and that a brutal killer from the past has returned.

A killer who once stalked the streets of her hometown, preying on vulnerable young victims.

A killer that DI Heather Filson is uniquely familiar with…

Uncover the secrets of The One That Got Away in the first book in a brand new Scottish crime fiction series by JD Kirk, author of the multi-million selling DCI Jack Logan novels.

The urgency of the writing is absolutely intoxicating, building up the sense of drama and sucking the reader into the heart of the action. I also appreciated the peeling back of layers of characters, allowing a person to reveal themselves, rather than telling the reader what to think. A mature, complex, and exciting read.

Clare Balding

TV Personality & Author

Living in the Highlands can be MURDER!

JD Kirk is the author of the multi-million bestselling DCI Jack Logan crime fiction series, set in the Highlands of Scotland. He also does not exist. Instead, JD is the pen name of former children’s author and screenwriter, Barry Hutchison, who was born and raised in Fort William.

Including his books as JD, Barry has written over two hundred novels, countless comics, and dozens of TV episodes. He still lives in the Highlands with his wife and children.

He has no idea what the JD stands for.

Scottish crime fiction author, JD Kirk

A dark and devious start to a thrilling new series. I gasped one moment and laughed out loud the next. D.I. Heather Filson’s the detective we all want in our corner.

Marion Todd

Bestselling Author


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