DI Mike Lockyer

5 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 760 ratings

Never Look Back Publisher's Summary

A chilling and compelling debut crime thriller set in South East London. For all those who enjoy Peter James, Mark Billingham, and Peter Robinson. Three women have been found brutally murdered in south London, the victims only feet away from help during each sadistic attack. And the killer is getting braver.... Sarah Grainger is rapidly becoming too afraid to leave her house. Once an outgoing photographer, she knows that someone is watching her. A cryptic note brings everything into terrifying focus, but it’s the chilling phone calls that take the case to another level.

DI Mike Lockyer heads up the regional murder squad. With three bodies on his watch, and a killer growing in confidence, he frantically tries to find the link between these seemingly isolated incidents. What he discovers will not only test him professionally but will throw his personal life into turmoil, too.

After 10 years in London, working for a City law firm, Clare Donoghue moved back to her home town in Somerset to undertake an MA in creative writing at Bath Spa University. Never Look Back is her first novel and in 2011, whilst still an unpublished manuscript, was long-listed for the CWA Debut Dagger.

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  • Book 1

    • Never Look Back

    • DI Mike Lockyer, Book 1
    • By: Clare Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Karl Prekopp, Imogen Church
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 335
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 299
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 300

    Three women have been found brutally murdered in south London, the victims only feet away from help during each sadistic attack. And the killer is getting braver.... Sarah Grainger is rapidly becoming too afraid to leave her house. Once an outgoing photographer, she knows that someone is watching her. A cryptic note brings everything into terrifying focus, but it’s the chilling phone calls that take the case to another level. DI Mike Lockyer heads up the regional murder squad. With three bodies on his watch, and a killer growing in confidence, he frantically tries to find the link between these seemingly isolated incidents.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • narrators

    • By Cougar on 05-03-15

    Regular price: $15.48

  • Book 2

    • No Place to Die

    • DI Mike Lockyer, Book 2
    • By: Clare Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Imogen Church
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 260
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 236

    DS Jane Bennett takes charge of South London's Lewisham murder squad following the temporary suspension of her boss, DI Mike Lockyer. His involvement with a female witness resulted in her murder. Mike returns to work, but he's a shadow of the detective he was a few months before. Bennett gets a desperate call from an old friend to say that her husband, retired colleague Mark Leech, has gone missing. Blood spatters found in the home suggest she doesn't have long to find him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great British Police procedural

    • By Christina Crawford on 04-16-15

    Regular price: $15.28

  • Book 3

    • Trust No One

    • DI Mike Lockyer, Book 3
    • By: Clare Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Imogen Church
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 107

    A marriage is what you make it, isn't it? It's what you put into it. It's not just about love; it's about understanding another person's point of view. Sometimes there are things you find out about yourself and each other, which means the marriage has to end. Sad, particularly when kids are involved - but all pretty normal. Normal, that is, until there's a murder.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A chic flick

    • By Donna on 09-14-16

    Regular price: $19.62

  • Book 4

    • The Night Stalker

    • DI Mike Lockyer, Book 4
    • By: Clare Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Imogen Church
    • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Dead Woman's Ditch. The site of a grisly 200-year-old murder - and a recent hit-and-run. When a young woman's body is found at the macabre landmark in Somerset's Quantock Hills, DI Mike Lockyer and Sergeant Jane Bennett are called in to investigate. They find a community gripped by fear and superstition. The locals won't venture out at night, believing there's a man stalking the hills - a phantom cloaked in folklore and legend, keeping the sinister legacy of Dead Woman's Ditch alive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This series gets better and better!

    • By Susan Vilas Grulee on 11-10-17

    Regular price: $19.62

    • The Cradle Will Fall

    • DI Mike Lockyer Novella
    • By: Clare Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Imogen Church
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    You never forget your first case.... Police Constable Jane Bennett is back on the beat after a spell away from the force. Working with the Serious Case Team, she's witnessed some of the worst crimes and endured them all. With her eye on promotion, Jane attends each call-out without complaint, determined to show her superiors her dedication. However, nothing could prepare her for this next case. Behind the ordinary façade of someone's home, she discovers a truly chilling scene.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Winded - as wind as in " WIND your watch"

    • By J. Kromrie on 09-08-17

    Regular price: $11.35