Hunted (Detective Mark Heckenburg, Book 5)

Hunted (Detective Mark Heckenburg, Book 5)

by Paul Finch


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Get hooked on Heck: the maverick detective who knows no boundaries. A grisly whodunit you won’t be able to put down, perfect for fans of Stuart MacBride and TV series ‘Luther’.

Heck needs to watch his back. Because someone’s watching him…

Across the south of England, a series of bizarre but fatal accidents are taking place. So when a local businessman survives a near-drowning but is found burnt alive in his car just weeks later, DS Mark ‘Heck’ Heckenburg is brought in to investigate.

Soon it appears that other recent deaths might be linked: two thieves that were bitten to death by poisonous spiders, and a driver impaled through the chest with scaffolding.

Accidents do happen but as the body count rises it’s clear that something far more sinister is at play, and it’s coming for Heck too…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780007492336
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Publication date: 05/07/2015
Series: Detective Mark Heckenburg Series , #5
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x (d)

About the Author

Paul Finch is a former cop and journalist, now turned full-time writer. He cut his literary teeth penning episodes of the British TV crime drama, The Bill, and has written extensively in the field of children’s animation and for Dr Who.

However, he is probably best known for his work in thrillers, crime and horror. His best known work to date is the five-novel DS Heckenburg crime series, the first three titles of which all attained official bestseller status.

Paul lives in Lancashire, UK, with his wife Cathy and his children, Eleanor and Harry. His website can be found at, his blog at, and he can be followed on Twitter as @paulfinchauthor.

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Hunted (Detective Mark Heckenburg Book 5) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Terrific storyline! Exciting action. Great characters. This book and series has it all. - Books4Me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Heck gets into an incredible amount of danger but always comes through unscathed. I can't wait for the next book to come out.
Haziegaze More than 1 year ago
Paul Finch is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. Having read and enjoyed the fourth book in the series - Dead Man Walking, I was well chuffed to be accepted to receive a copy of Hunted from the Publisher HarperCollins UK Avon via NetGalley in return for an honest and unbiased review. This is the fifth outing for DS Mark Heckenburg a.k.a. Heck but you don’t necessarily have to have read any of the other books to enjoy this one as a standalone as once again the author is proficient in creating characters so that you feel that you know them very quickly. The story starts as it means to go on with a bizarre accident that is told in all its gruesome glory. The accidents get increasingly complex and shocking and Heck is tasked at convincing his new temporary colleagues that these are no accidents. That’s easier said than done and Heck has to use all his “charm” and investigative skills to get them on side, particularly DC Gail Honeyford who is less than pleased that Heck has appeared and is sticking his nose into her investigation. He soon wins her over however and what follows is a fast paced and excellently written book which is so easy to read that you find the pages just flying by as you get stuck in. This book has it all - crime, thriller, police procedural, suspense, twists and turns with a good helping of grisly murders and scenes of peril all told in glorious 3D! I for one won’t forget the funnel and the jam jar in a hurry. As I said at the beginning, Paul Finch is fast becoming a favourite author of mine and I can safely say that I am a fan and I would encourage all who enjoy a well written, fast paced, edgy book with brilliant characters and unique storyline should definitely give this a go.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whats going on?