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Consuming Fire

What Has Been Seen Cannot Be Unseen...

Liverpool is in the grip of an intense heatwave, and strange things are happening.
A woman dies in an apparent case of Spontaneous Human Combustion; a truck explodes on the dock road; the charred corpses of pets litter the city; forest fires ravage the pinewoods…and there are birds everywhere, silent flocks drawing in ominously.
Detective Inspector Darren Swift thinks there are connections, and his investigation delves into the worlds of football, nightclubs and organised crime. But is he imagining things?
Dr. Helen Hope doesn’t think so. And she believes the key lies in a mysterious seventeenth-century occult book which has gone missing from Liverpool Library.

In the blistering sequel to Reprobation, DI Swift is forced to confront some inconvenient ghosts from his past, as a terrifying shadow lies over his city’s reality….


Praise for the Amazon-bestselling Reprobation:

“Every so often, a book comes along that blows you away with its uniqueness. Riveting, fast-paced, even amusing, this book is bound for the bestseller list! Fearns could easily corner the market in the suspense genre.”

“…a dark and gritty debut with a real variety of characters; not for the faint of heart”

“A smart read with a fresh plot that will challenge readers on several levels.”

“Quite a revelation… an immensely brave novel..”

“This is a gripping and original crime thriller by a new author with incredible potential. Really looking forward to the next one!”

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Catherine Fearns is from Liverpool, UK. In previous incarnations she was a financial analyst, a cocktail pianist and a breastfeeding counsellor, but nowadays she likes to write. Her first novel Reprobation was published by Crooked Cat Books in October 2018 and quickly became an Amazon bestseller in several categories. The follow-up, Consuming Fire, was published in February 2019 and is also a bestseller.
Catherine writes for music website Pure Grain Audio, and her music journalism has also appeared in Broken Amp and Noisey. Her short fiction and non-fiction pieces have been published in Here Comes Everyone, Toasted Cheese, Offshoots & Metal Music Studies. She holds a degree in History from Oxford University, a Masters from the London School of Economics, and is a member of the Crime Writers’ Association.
When Catherine is not writing, she plays guitar in a heavy metal band, mainly to annoy her four children.

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