Deadly Harm by Owen Mullen @OwenMullen6 @BloodhoundBook #BlogReview #BookReview #DeadlyHarm #ReadBHAuthors #sequel #series #scottishcrimefiction #revengethriller #murdermystery #psychologicaldrama


It’s been five years since Mackenzie Darroch was abducted and held captive in a derelict house.

She thought she’d found her way out of the darkness. She was wrong.

When she witnesses a car crash and saves the driver’s life, it sets in motion a chain of events that will alter both their futures.

The two women get involved in a high profile police case and draw the attention of a ruthless reporter. Gina Calvi is convinced Mackenzie is not what she appears and is prepared to do anything to prove it.

Meanwhile, across the city, Kirsty McBride, a young single mother, is persuaded to leave a violent relationship. Her partner, Malkie Boyle a Glasgow hardman, is due to be released from prison. Once back on the street and bent on revenge, Boyle is determined to find the people responsible for stealing his family from him.

Can Mackenzie save them or will Boyle get his revenge?

Owen Mullen is the best-selling author of In Harm’s Way. Deadly Harm is a loosely connected sequel, but can also be read as an unmissable stand-alone. An electrifying psychological thriller, it will appeal to fans of authors like Mark Edwards, Gillian Flynn and Ann Cleeves


Deadly Harm: a gripping domestic noir thriller


For every domestic victim of abuse, there is, of course, a domestic abuser and Owen Mullen brings out the worst in them to the extent that the more I read and smaller I felt and the bigger they became. I could feel the rage in these men, the anger that had to be vented on their partners because they were the cause of it. OMG, he made it feel so real, so unstoppable, so warranted in these men’s thoughts. Their property, their right, their power.

Mackenzie Darroch understood what these women went through, she had been there and now ran her own safe house but there was never enough room and sometimes she had to say no. A chance meeting of a new victim in Mackenzie’s life would take her on a path she couldn’t turn back on. Did what happened just happen? I re-read the last couple of pages again and didn’t know what I felt, but as the story unfolds more I got to know what evil looks like.

This is a cracking story, an uneasy read that snowballed, intense and violent. Could the past ever be laid to rest and a future even thought about? A line had been crossed, was it impossible to go back?

There was no build to the intensity of this story it was revved up to the top from the first page and it stayed there. It has everything, revenge, fear, lots of fear and an exclusive story. When is justice served and crime, a crime?

Owen Mullens made my head spin. A fabulous book, perfect ending.



Owen Mullen is a McIlvanney Crime Book Of The Year long-listed novelist.

Owen graduated from Strathclyde University, moved to London and worked as a rock musician, session singer and songwriter, and had a hit record in Japan with a band he refuses to name; he still loves to perform on occasion. His passion for travel has taken him on many adventures from the Amazon and Africa to the colourful continent of India and Nepal. A gregarious recluse, he and his wife, Christine, split their time between Glasgow, and their home in the Greek Islands where In Harm’s Way and the Charlie Cameron and Delaney series’ were created and written. His latest novel Out Of The Silence is a truly compelling thriller set in Pakistan



Twitter- @OwenMullen6


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