James Delargy debut novel has been sold in 19 countries so far and has just been optioned for film.
James Delargy debut novel has been sold in 19 countries so far and has just been optioned for film.

Who is the murdering number 55?

WILBROOK in Western Australia is a sleepy, remote town that sits on the edge of miles and miles of unexplored wilderness.

It's home to Police Sergeant Chandler Jenkins, who is proud to run the town's small police station, a place used to dealing with domestic disputes and noise complaints.

All that changes on a scorching day when an injured man stumbles into Chandler's station. He's covered in dried blood. His name is Gabriel. He tells Chandler what he remembers.

He was drugged and driven to a cabin in the mountains and tied up in iron chains. The man who took him was called Heath. Heath told Gabriel he was going to be his 55th victim.

Heath is a serial killer.

As a manhunt is launched, a man who says he is Heath walks into the same station. He tells Chandler he was taken by a man named Gabriel. Gabriel told Heath he was going to be victim 55.

Gabriel is the serial killer.

James Delargy's debut novel masterfully paints the picture of the remote Western Australian town and its people, swallowed whole by the hunt for a serial killer.

It's a thriller with a killer hook and an ending that will make you gasp.

Published by Simon & Schuster UK, Who is 55? is available in paperback, RRP$35.


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