The Nightmare Place

Sometimes, there’s a thin line between love and hate.

Or at least that’s one theory for DI Zoe Dolan, tracking the Creeper – a stalker who’s been breaking into women’s homes and attacking them. But the Creeper’s violence is escalating and there’s no pattern, no clue as to how he’s getting in, and no clue as to who’s next.

Until Jane Webster gets a call to the helpline where she volunteers. It’s meant to be a confidential service and Jane is torn – it could be a hoaxer, but the soft voice at the end of the line has the ring of truth about it. He says he loves these women – but it’s a love that ends in blood. When Jane tells the police, it should be the lead that Zoe needs – but it only pulls her further into a case that is already taking her dangerously close to the past she’s never fully escaped.

For Jane, Zoe and all the other young women of the city, suddenly nowhere is safe. Particularly their own bedroom at the dead of night…



Here is a brief article I wrote about where the idea for The Nightmare Place came from.



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“In his latest psychological thriller, the increasingly impressive Steve Mosby taps into our darkest and most primal fear – that of having our personal space invaded. Powerful and unsettling, it will stay with you long after you’ve reached the final, killer twist.”
(BELLA magazine)

“From the opening chapter, which delivers an intriguing shock, this is as taut and as scary a serial killer investigation as a reader could wish for.”

“Scary tension level remains high throughout.”
(Marcel Berlins, THE TIMES)

“With a feisty and solidly characterised female detective protagonist, DI Zoe Dolan, Mosby has constructed a tense and chilling crime thriller that unfailingly captures the fear and suspicion wrought by a killer at large and the failing of the police to bring him to justice … A crime thriller that will leave you suspicious of your bedroom and who may be lurking uninvited within…”