Keep Her Close

By M.J. Ford

Someone is playing a deadly game…

When a young woman goes missing from Jesus College, Oxford, DS Josie Masters is plunged into a world of panic as fear grips the city. Along with Thames Valley Police’s newest recruit, the handsome DS Pryce, Josie must act fast – and when two more students disappear from Oriel and Somerville colleges, she realises the killer is sending her a deadly message in a cruel game of cat and mouse. This time, the case is personal – but who is the perpetrator?

In a desperate race against the clock, Josie hunts for the kidnapper, and soon discovers he could be a lot closer to home than she’d ever thought…

M.J. Ford is back with a gripping new thriller, perfect for fans of Cara Hunter and T.M. Logan.

What others are saying about Keep Her Close:

Wow loved it! I devoured the first book and looked forward to starting the second’ Reader review

‘A tense, taut and terrifying thriller that will keep you up all night, Keep Her Close will send chills down your spine and keep you on the edge of your seat frantically turning the pages desperate to find out what happens next. Full of shocking twists and turns, nerve-jangling red herrings and jaw-dropping revelations, Keep Her Close is a first class crime thriller you are simply going to love.’ Bookish Jottings

‘A quick twisty read, and I highly recommend it!’ Reader review

‘This book was an amazing suspense thriller… one of my favourite books that I have read this year!Vickie’s Book Nook

‘I love finding a new author and this one is exceptional… Excellent read, highly recommended.’ Reader review

‘An ambitious and satisfying police thriller… really stunning and dark – excellent.’ Reader review

Perfect psychological thriller! It moved at a fast pace with twists and turns throughout! I couldn’t put it down! Highly recommend!’ Reader review

Author: M.J. Ford
Format: Paperback
Release Date: 23 Apr 2019
Pages: 352
ISBN: 978-0-00-829377-2
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. His first novel, Hold My Hand, received rave reviews in 2018, and Keep Her Close is his second thriller.


”'Superb - really enjoyable and gritty” - Mel Sherratt, million-copy bestseller

”'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 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

”'The best thriller I’ve read in a long time! Really well constructed with an unsettling ending” - Amazon reviewer

”'Absolutely brilliant right until the end” - Amazon reviewer

”'Spectacularly assured” - Amazon reviewer