Hold My Hand

By M.J. Ford

‘Superb, gritty and realistic’ MEL SHERRATT, million copy bestseller

How long do you hunt for the missing?

A horrible vanishing act…

When a young Josie Masters sees a boy wearing a red football shirt, Dylan Jones, being taken by a clown at a carnival, she tries to alert the crowds. But it’s too late. Dylan has disappeared…

Thirty years later, Josie is working as a police officer in Bath. The remains of the body of a child have been found – complete with tatters of a torn red football shirt. Is it the boy she saw vanish in the clutches of the clown? Or is it someone else altogether?

And then another child disappears…

A gripping crime thriller, perfect for fans of Found by Erin Kinsley, Cara Hunter’s All the Rage in the DI Fawley series, and T.M. Logan’s The Holiday.


Readers love Hold My Hand

‘The minute you pick it up the cleaning, shopping and all other jobs go out the window. I could not put it down. BRILLIANT READ!’ *****

‘Gripped from the first page and only released on the last!’ *****

‘A really well constructed thriller, I couldn’t put It down. A really unexpected and unsettling ending.’ *****

A rollercoaster ride from start to finish. I read it in one sitting … very absorbing!’ *****

Author: M.J. Ford
Format: Digital download
Release Date: 08 Mar 2018
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-0-00-825883-2
M. J. Ford is a writer and an editor at Working Partners, where he works on projects across the age groups. He loves thrillers, historical and fantasy titles. Hold My Hand is his debut novel.

”'Superb - really enjoyable and gritty.” - Mel Sherratt

'A cracking debut from M.J Ford. Well-written and sizzling with tension. Deserves to do well.' James Nally, author of Alone with the Dead -

”'A fab, page turning thriller!” - Jacqui Rose

”'I absolutely loved this well written,riveting debut mystery and would have happily given it far more than five stars.I really hope this is the first book in a new series and look forward to reading more books by this author in the future.” - Goodreads reviewer

”'Hold My Hand is an absolutely brilliant debut novel from a very talented author. It has an elaborate plot which is both convincing and exciting, a number of dubious suspects, twists and turns, an unbelievably scary and thrilling conclusion, in fact everything I want from a crime thriller. I love the character of Jo Masters who’s feisty and has a life outside the police force, and I want to read more of her. It was impossible for me to stop reading, and when I really had to I found myself thinking about it. I can wholeheartedly recommend this novel which could well be a bestseller for 2018!” - NetGalley reviewer