Nicola Connolly is a nurse. She is also a serial killer. She kills neatly, three victims every six months, moving around the UK, hiding in plain sight. Everything goes according to plan until she moves to Bath. Because in Bath the police are hunting a serial killer who kills and tortures his victims. A psychic connection develops between the two killers, Nicola sees him and what he does to his victims in her nightmares.She is starting to lose control and she really can’t afford to do that. In an attempt to break the link, to have the other killer caught, Nicola goes to the police with what she knows. But can she help them without exposing herself? A serial killer and a burnt out policeman – can they really work together to stop him? And at what cost?
” Darkly dangerous”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Susan Godenzi
Not for the faint hearted. As I’m not, I was hooked from the first sentence, and remained so until the very end. Not many characters to like in this story – Nicola is definitely an anti-hero – but you want to know what’s going to happen to them next. The pace gradually builds, then you find you can’t put the book down. A very satisfying read.
About the Author
Valerie Keogh is a qualified nurse with a BA in English and an MA in American Literature. She continues to work as a nurse and writes when she can, some days pages, some days just a few words.
The initial idea for Nicola Connolly came at work one day while she was throwing away unused medication. She wondered what someone could do with it, and came up with the idea for the novel, Deadly Sleep.
Nicola, one of her colleagues, encouraged her, and as a reward, she stole her name!
Connolly, is from John Connolly, one of her favourite authors.
The idea for That One May Smile, came from the churchyard near her home – a photograph of which was used for the cover shot.
The skull, on the cover on the Nicola Connolly novels, came from an antique shop in Falmouth which was why she decided to make that the location for The Devil has Power.