The Rule (Hardback)

The new heart-pounding thriller from the bestselling author of Cry Baby

David Jackson

From the bestselling author of Cry Baby, The Rule is the dark and thrilling tale of two parents who will go to any lengths to protect their child.

'Horrific, hilarious and often rather moving' THE TIMES
'The master of razor-sharp one liners. An absolute belter' - MANDASUE HELLER
'Brilliant. This is British crime writing at its best' - MARK EDWARDS

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MY DAD SAYS BAD THINGS
HAPPEN WHEN I BREAK IT...

Daniel is looking forward to his birthday. He wants pie and chips, a big chocolate cake, and a comic book starring his favourite superhero. And as long as he follows The Rule, nothing bad will happen.

Daniel will be twenty-three next week. And he has no idea that he's about to kill a stranger.

Daniel's parents know that their beloved and vulnerable son will be taken away. They know that Daniel didn't mean to hurt anyone, he just doesn't know his own strength. They dispose of the body. Isn't that what any loving parent would do? But as forces on both sides of the law begin to close in on them, they realise they have no option but to finish what they started. Even if it means that others will have to die...

Because they'll do anything to protect Daniel. Even murder.
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'Excellent as always. Grimy and heartbreaking in equal measure' - WILL CARVER


'A pacy, smart and darkly funny heartbreaker of a crime novel' - SUSI HOLLIDAY

'A stupendous piece of literary engineering' - JENNY O'BRIEN

'An intense and compelling read. Highly recommended' - LISA HALL


'David Jackson has done it again. The Rule is incredible' - NOELLE HOLTEN

Publication date: 01/07/2021

£12.99

ISBN: 9781788164375

Imprint: Viper

Subject: Crime

The Rule (Ebook)

The new heart-pounding thriller from the bestselling author of Cry Baby

David Jackson

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From the bestselling author of Cry Baby, The Rule is the dark and thrilling tale of two parents who will go to any lengths to protect their child.

'Horrific, hilarious and often rather moving' THE TIMES
'The master of razor-sharp one liners. An absolute belter' - MANDASUE HELLER
'Brilliant. This is British crime writing at its best' - MARK EDWARDS

________________________________________

MY DAD SAYS BAD THINGS
HAPPEN WHEN I BREAK IT...

Daniel is looking forward to his birthday. He wants pie and chips, a big chocolate cake, and a comic book starring his favourite superhero. And as long as he follows The Rule, nothing bad will happen.

Daniel will be twenty-three next week. And he has no idea that he's about to kill a stranger.

Daniel's parents know that their beloved and vulnerable son will be taken away. They know that Daniel didn't mean to hurt anyone, he just doesn't know his own strength. They dispose of the body. Isn't that what any loving parent would do? But as forces on both sides of the law begin to close in on them, they realise they have no option but to finish what they started. Even if it means that others will have to die...

Because they'll do anything to protect Daniel. Even murder.
________________________________________

'Excellent as always. Grimy and heartbreaking in equal measure' - WILL CARVER


'A pacy, smart and darkly funny heartbreaker of a crime novel' - SUSI HOLLIDAY

'A stupendous piece of literary engineering' - JENNY O'BRIEN

'An intense and compelling read. Highly recommended' - LISA HALL


'David Jackson has done it again. The Rule is incredible' - NOELLE HOLTEN

Publication date: 01/07/2021

£6.99

ISBN: 9781782836520

Imprint: Viper

Subject: Crime

The Rule (Paperback)

The new heart-pounding thriller from the bestselling author of Cry Baby

David Jackson

From the bestselling author of Cry Baby, The Rule is the dark and thrilling tale of two parents who will go to any lengths to protect their child.

'Horrific, hilarious and often rather moving' THE TIMES
'The master of razor-sharp one liners. An absolute belter' - MANDASUE HELLER
'Brilliant. This is British crime writing at its best' - MARK EDWARDS
________________________________________

MY DAD SAYS BAD THINGS HAPPEN WHEN I BREAK IT...

Daniel is looking forward to his birthday. He wants pie and chips, a big chocolate cake, and a comic book starring his favourite superhero. And as long as he follows The Rule, nothing bad will happen. But Daniel has no idea that he's about to kill a stranger.

Daniel's parents know that their beloved and vulnerable son will be taken away. But Daniel didn't mean to hurt anyone, he just doesn't know his own strength. They dispose of the body. Isn't that what any loving parent would do? But as forces on both sides of the law begin to close in on them, they realise they have no option but to finish what they started. Even if it means that others will have to die...

Because they'll do anything to protect Daniel. Even murder.
________________________________________

'Excellent as always. Grimy and heartbreaking in equal measure' - WILL CARVER

'A pacy, smart and darkly funny heartbreaker of a crime novel' - SUSI HOLLIDAY

'A stupendous piece of literary engineering' - JENNY O'BRIEN

'An intense and compelling read. Highly recommended' - LISA HALL

'David Jackson has done it again. The Rule is incredible' - NOELLE HOLTEN

Publication date: 17/02/2022

£8.99

ISBN: 9781788164382

Imprint: Viper

Subject: Crime

David Jackson

David Jackson

David Jackson is the author of eight crime novels, including the bestseller Cry Baby. When not murdering fictional people, David spends his days as a university academic in his home city of Liverpool.