Under An Evil Star: out Feb 2020

My latest thriller is out February 2020!!

UNDER AN EVIL STAR is the first in a brand-new and unusual crime series featuring DS Jack Church and astrologer Stella Penhaligon.

Set in rural Cornwall, these shorter-read stories combine crime with a spooky touch of horror, just enough to send shivers down your spine!

UNDER AN EVIL STAR: out February 2020

First in a series of crime novellas set in Cornwall, by bestselling thriller writer Jane Holland.

“Addictive, horrifying and brilliant!” – 5 stars, Rachel Gilbey from Rachel’s Random Reads, on THE HIVE, also by Jane Holland

When a man’s severed head is found, Detective Sergeant Jack Church, back from a prolonged leave of absence, struggles to identify the victim. Until a vicar’s estranged daughter reports her father missing.

Stella Penhaligon hadn’t spoken to her father in years. But she’s at a loss to understand why anyone would have murdered him – and in such an horrific way. Determined to bring his killer to justice, she knows that finding her father’s remains could hold the key. An expert in the ancient art of horary astrology, traditionally used to answer queries and locate missing items, Stella employs her skills with uncanny results.

Only DS Church doesn’t believe in astrology, and suspicion soon falls on Stella instead. It seems she’ll need to identify and locate the killer too, if she wants justice for her father. But the deeper she digs, the more of the reverend’s dark secrets she uncovers …

Did she really know her father at all?

Jane Holland’s bestselling thrillers have sold more than 220,000 paid downloads across several continents, and she loves finding brave new readers!

PRAISE for Jane Holland’s previous psychological thrillers:

‘This began as psychological suspense, moved through thriller territory and, with a left-field twist, culminated in grand guignol. For fans of spine-chillers, THE HIVE is a five star must read.’

‘I really cannot get enough of this fabulous author … highly recommend any of her thrillers.’

‘A fab read!!!’

‘The Hive is an emotional tour de force that will scare, delight, terrify and enthral thriller readers everywhere.

Gripping story, keeps you on the edge of your seat.’

‘As scared as I was at times, I couldn’t take my eyes off the page and found my eyes trying to sneakily jump ahead as my brain wasn’t reading fast enough.’

‘I couldn’t put out the light until I’d finished reading this.’

Didn’t guess the ending … well-written, cleverly interwoven.’

‘I read the book almost in one sitting and felt unfeasibly annoyed when I had to put it down.’

Brilliant ending!’

‘A thriller with a capital T and perfect for anyone that likes horror.’

‘A very creepy storyline.’

‘A fast paced and twisty novel with a satisfying ending …’

‘A read which wraps you in a blanket of mistrust and unease, taking you to a thrilling end.’ —Sue Fortin, author of USA Today bestselling thriller The Girl Who Lied, and Sister Sister

‘A very different read, brilliantly done.’

‘Utterly believable, scary as hell. Simply compelling.’ —Andy Martin, Cambridge academic and expert on crime writing

‘An amazing 5-star read!’

This is a quick-read crime novella, not a full-length story. Perfect for the commute!


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