DI James Walker series - The Night Before Christmas (DI James Walker series, Book 4)

By Alex Pine

This Christmas, the hunters become the hunted…

When four trail hunters go missing in the fells of Cumbria on Christmas Eve, the race is on to find them before nightfall – when the temperature plummets.

After hours of searching, the first body is found… Not frozen in the snow, but brutally murdered and bearing a warning: the real hunt has begun.

As a snowstorm descends, three lives hang in the balance. But can the killer be caught before the trail goes cold?

From the master of Christmas crime comes a thriller that will chill you to the bone this Winter, perfect for fans of James Patterson, Clare Mackintosh and anyone who prefers their mince pies with a side of murder.

Readers are gripped by The Night Before Christmas:

‘This is by far the best book I’ve read all year. Top marks for storyline, pace and setting. Alex Pine always delivers a cracking Christmas treat. As far as I’m concerned the festive season would no longer be the same without a dose of Christmas crime in Cumbria!’ Reader Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Such a breath of wintery fresh air to the thriller genre.’ Reader Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This is the kind of book where you say just one more chapter, and before you know it, you have finished it.’ Reader Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I was desperate to get into this … I was not one bit disappointed. It was fast paced and exciting. I found it hard to put it down.’ Reader Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I raced through it this weekend. Such a smart idea: twisty, warped, credible, brilliantly plotted and compelling. Deserves to be such a hit.’ Reader Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Loved this festive crime thriller. Gorgeous Lake District setting but with a very dark storyline. Excellent characters and fast paced.’ Reader Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A fast paced storyline with plenty of red herrings to keep you guessing how it will all come together.’ Reader Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Definitely worth reading on a cold night, maybe as the snow falls outside.’ Reader Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Author: Alex Pine
Format: Paperback
Release Date: 26 Oct 2023
Pages: 384
ISBN: 978-0-00-862102-5
Alex Pine was born and raised on a council estate in South London and left school at sixteen. Before long, he embarked on a career in journalism, which took him all over the world – many of the stories he covered were crime-related. Among his favourite hobbies are hiking and water-based activities, so he and his family have spent lots of holidays in the Lake District. He now lives with his wife on a marina close to the New Forest on the South Coast – providing him with the best of both worlds! This is the fourth book in the bestselling DI James Walker series.

Praise for Alex Pine: -

”'HELP! I am addicted to this series! Unputdownable” - NetGalley reviewer

”'Alex Pine has done it again! Another excellent crime thriller… I was hooked from the first page. Read it - you won’t be disappointed” - NetGalley reviewer

”'Absolutely gripping… I was on the edge of my seat” - NetGalley reviewer

”'A real page turner… I am now a firm follower of DI James Walker” - NetGalley reviewer

”'A fast-paced gripping read with plenty of twists and turns. This series just gets better and better!” - NetGalley reviewer

”'I loved every paragraph, every sentence and every word of this masterpiece! I was totally hooked” - NetGalley reviewer

”'Impossible to put down” - NetGalley reviewer