• Mysteries & Thrillers

    Blood Guilt (Steel City Thrillers Book 1)

    You’re not a policeman, you’re not a husband, and you’re not a father. The man you were is dead. Everything he was is gone. It’s over. Finished. Nothing can bring him back. After the death of his son in a freak accident, Detective Harlan Miller’s life is spiralling out of control. He’s drinking too much. His marriage and career are on the rocks. But things are about to get even worse. A booze-soaked night out and a single wild punch leave a man dead and Harlan facing a manslaughter charge. Fast-forward four years. Harlan’s prison term is up, but life on the outside holds little promise. Divorced, alone, consumed with guilt, he thinks of nothing beyond atoning for the death he caused. But how do you make up for depriving a wife of her husband and two young boys of their father? Then something happens, something terrible, yet something that holds out a twisted kind of hope for Harlan – the dead man’s youngest son is abducted. From that moment Harlan’s life has only one purpose – finding the boy. So begins a frantic race against time that leads him to a place darker than anything he experienced as a detective and a stark moral choice that compels him to question the law he once enforced. Find out why this unputdownable story of a man fighting for redemption has been read by over a quarter-of-a-million readers worldwide! What Amazon and Goodreads readers are saying about Ben Cheetham’s books ‘This book is so well written. The story is so believable. The emotions of the main character, Harlan, are so hauntingly stirring… Why do I feel this with a crime novel? That’s why this book is so good. If you are going to read only one book this year, really, make it this one.‘ ‘Unbelievably mind blowing. I just can’t put this author’s books down. They grab me by the imagination and won’t let go. Now, on to the next one!’ ‘I have this book both in paperback and on my kindle. I cannot get enough of it! I truly think Ben Cheetham has written a complete blinder of a crime novel here and I would advise everyone to read it, if they haven’t. And if you have read it, READ IT AGAIN! I know I will be!‘ ‘What a rollercoaster! Just when I thought I had it all figured out, Ben Cheetham ripped the rug out from under my feet – a few times!‘ ‘Another fantastic mystery!!! What a great writer! This was full of blind alleys and switchbacks I never saw coming! You really won’t be ready for the finale of this book!!‘ ‘Compulsive 5 star reading that keeps the reader in suspense throughout.’ ‘Like all his books it keeps your toes curled and you chewing your finger nails whilst chasing round looking for the killer or killers… Recommended to anyone who enjoys a good thriller.’ Read more