‘An exhilarating read’ – SFX
‘Unpredictable and utterly compelling’ – A Fantastical Librarian
‘Brutal, stylish and relentless’ – Chris Whitaker, author of All The Wicked Girls
‘This dark, twisting tale never does what you expect’ – CJ Daugherty, author of The Echo Killing
Published by Unbound in April 2018
Rumer Cross is scraping by working for a dingy London detective agency. She lives in the shadow of her mother, a violent criminal dubbed the ‘Witch Assassin’ whose bloodthirsty rampage terrorised London for over a decade.
Raised by foster families who never understood her and terrified she could one day turn into her mother, Rumer has become detached and self-reliant. But when she’s targeted by a vicious mobster who believes she’s hiding an occult relic, she’s drawn into the very world she’s been fighting to avoid.
Hunted by assassins and haunted by her mother’s dark legacy, Rumer must also confront a terrible truth: that she’s cursed, because no matter what she does, everybody she’s ever grown close to has died screaming.
Set in an urban sprawl of bullet-riddled buildings, Vicious Rumer is a thriller that asks the question: can we ever really change who we are?