Read an extract of Jonathan Dark or the Evidence of Ghosts by A. K. Benedict

We are delighted to share with you the haunting opening chapters of A.K. Benedict’s new novel, Jonathan Dark or the Evidence of Ghosts. Enter a darker side of London . . .

In a city of lost souls, the living and the dead are sometimes too close for comfort . . .

Maria King knows a secret London. Born blind, she knows the city by sound and touch and smell. But surgery has restored her sight  only for her to find she doesn’t want it.

Jonathan Dark sees the shadowy side of the city. A DI with the Metropolitan Police, he is haunted by his failure to save a woman from the hands of a stalker. Now it seems the killer has set his sights on Maria, and is leaving her messages in the most gruesome of ways.

Tracing the source of these messages leads Maria and Jonathan to a London they never knew. Finding the truth will mean seeing a side to the city where life and death is a game played by the powerful, where everyone is lost but nothing is missing, and where all the answers are hiding, if only they listen to the whispers on the streets.

Shot through with love and loss, ghosts and grief, A K Benedict weaves a compelling mystery that will leave you looking over your shoulder and asking what lurks in the dark.

Read the opening chapter of Jonathan Dark or The Evidence of Ghosts

Jonathan Dark or the Evidence of Ghosts is published by Orion on 25 February in paperback, ebook and audio download. For more information on A. K. Benedict, visit her website or follow her on Twitter and Facebook.