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The Dead Line

UK Publisher: Raven / Bloomsbury

‘Vivid and packed with journalistic lore . . . Mixing pulsating derring-do with painstaking detective work’ Sunday Times

A Bangladeshi camp. A British ambassador. A Harley Street doctor.

Investigative journalist Casey Benedict is used to working on stories that will take her from the bottom to the top of society – stories with a huge human cost. And her latest case is no different.

A frantic message is found hidden in clothes manufactured for the British high street. They take the girls.

Casey and her team at the Post know they are on the brink of a major exposé but identifying the factories in which the clothes have been made is one challenge, following the trail of those taken is another.

Their attempts to find the girls will take Casey from her London newsroom across the world and into the very heart of families who will be destroyed if what she uncovers is ever revealed.

Holly Watt started her career at the Sunday Times, before working on the investigation teams at the Telegraph, where she...