The debut novel from Stephen Booth, the dark, intense and compelling Black Dog introduces the Derbyshire police detectives, Ben Cooper and Diane Fry. After finding young Laura Vernon's body in the Peak District, Ben's work begins. He realises his community is hiding a young girl's killer and a horrific past - Laura was the keeper of secrets beyond her years, and soon everyone becomes a suspect. Despite his local knowledge and instincts, he has to face up to another challenge in Diane, whose expertise has been called in from another division. She is a woman as ruthless as she is attractive.