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UK Publisher: Macmillan

Set in London and Essex THE INFORMANT is a story of ruthless criminals, corrupt cops, obsessive love and the villainy that operates on both sides of the law.

As a drug-fuelled teenage tearaway, Kaz Phelps took the rap for her little brother Joey over a bungled armed robbery and went to jail. Six years later she’s released on licence. Clean and sober, and driven by a secret passion for her lawyer, Helen, Kaz wants to escape the violence and abuse of her Essex gangster family.

Joey is a charming, calculating psychopath with the face of an angel and the mind of a killer. Joey worships the ground Kaz walks on and he’s desperate to get her back in the family firm. All Kaz wants is a fresh start and to put the past behind her.

When Joey murders an undercover cop, DS Nicci Armstrong is determined to put him behind bars. But what she discovers exposes the Met at the highest level.



‘Fast-paced, gritty…one of my favourite reads this year.’ – Mel Sherratt, bestselling author of TAUNTING THE DEAD

“An excellent read that is well plotted an unflinchingly told.” – Sunday Express, 5 starred review

‘Faultless plotting and attention to detail. Bring on the sequel.’ – Mari Hannah, author of MONUMENT TO MURDER

‘Read it and be gripped.’ – Jessie Keane, author of LAWLESS

“Tough female characters and a lesbian protagonist make her action-packed debut a great option for crime fiction fans.” – Diva Magazine.

The Informant was a fantastic read and all I can say is I want more—more Kaz, more Nicci and more of Susan Wilkins’ writing. Luckily for me, the next book The Mourner will be out next spring. In the meantime, if you’re looking for a good crime read, I recommend you pick up The Informant.” –

“…an excellent gritty almost noir tale, and how happy was I when I saw the little teaser in the back for the sequel coming soon – It definitely can’t come soon enough for me.” –

“I thoroughly enjoyed this gripping read, from the first page to the last. Some scenes took me completely by surprise, but the context given helps explain why the characters act in the way they do. An excellent read and one I struggled to put down.” –

“A great crime thriller that is hard to put down.” –