In Harms Way by Owen Mullen #BlogBlitz #Extract

Today I am delighted to share an exclusive extract with you for In Harm’s Way by Owen Mullen which is out now 

The Book 

What if someone you loved was in harm’s way?

What if you were being stalked and no one believed you?

What if you were abducted in broad daylight?

What if you were held captive in a cellar?

What would you do?

Mackenzie Crawford screamed.

What if your wife admitted she had a lover?

What if she went out without saying where she was going?

What if you discovered she’d left?

What would you do?

Derek Crawford fell apart.

What if a troubled woman disappeared?

What if her brother begged you to help?

What if there was no evidence of a crime?

What would you do?

In Glasgow, DI Andrew Geddes puts the case to the top of his list.


The Baxter House, Lowther Hills Mackenzie tried to open her eyes and couldn’t ; she was blindfolded. The last thing she remembered was footsteps on the pavement behind her then a rough hand across her face and a strange smell. Now, cold metal pressed against her cheek and diesel fumes filled her nostrils. She heard the grumble of changing gears and knew she was on the floor in the back of a van – the white van she’d noticed in the street? She struggled against the bonds tying her wrists behind her and tried to call out. The gag bit into her. No words came. Panic overwhelmed her as the horror of her situation hit home: she’d been abducted. Alec had been there, she’d seen his car. Her new life had been waiting. He’d assume she’d changed her mind – again – and decided not to show up. He wouldn’t know where she was. Nobody would know. She writhed, kicking and struggling to free herself, driven by fear, almost choking on it, sobbing like a child. In the end, she curled into a ball and lay still. After what seemed like a long time she sensed the road rise and the van bump over uneven ground . Finally, it came to a stop. Mackenzie’s terror rose to new heights. The back doors opened and she was hauled into the cool night air. Her unseen kidnapper gripped her arm , ignoring her muffled cries. She dropped to her knees , resisting with everything she had. He pulled her upright and the gag came loose. Mackenzie’s screams amused him. He laughed, slapped her face and pressed it against a wall, grazing her cheek while he struggled to get her inside. ‘Scream all you want. No one will hear you.’

Owen Mullen is a McIlvanney Crime Book Of The Year long-listed novelist.
Games People Play will be translated for the German market. 
And So It Began earned a coveted Sunday Times Crime Club Star Pick.

Owen graduated from Strathclyde University, moved to London and worked as a  rock musician, session singer and songwriter, and had a hit record in Japan with a band he refuses to name; he still loves to perform on occasion. His passion for travel has taken him on many adventures from the Amazon and Africa to the colourful continent of India and Nepal. A gregarious recluse, he and his wife, Christine, split their time between Glasgow, and their home in the Greek Islands where both the Charlie Cameron and Delaney series’ were created. His latest novel In Harm’s Way is a  psychological thriller set in Scotland. 

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