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Jake Woodhouse has worked as a musician, winemaker and entrepreneur. He now lives in London with his wife and their young gundog. Before the Dawn is the third thriller in his Amsterdam Quartet series, following After the Silence and Into the Night.
Utterly enthralling ... looks set to be one of the key sequences in modern crime fiction -- Barry Forshaw, Crimetime This is a great debut * Crime Fiction Lover * A strong sense of place is matched by a capacity for storytelling that keeps the plot accelerating * Daily Mail * This gripping detective novel will thrill fans of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and bears comparison to Fatherland ... Utterly unputdownable * Sun * Complex ... intriguing ... keeps the reader hooked * Eurocrime * Dark, claustrophobic and non-stop * Crime Review * Does for Amsterdam what Rankin did for Edinburgh ... a rich cast of characters, a sinewy, complex plot and a starring role for Amsterdam are the highlights of this brilliant debut ... a great read * Crime Thriller Hound * So fast it leaves tyre tracks. From the shocking first pages to the final paragraph the tension remains and never lets up for a single moment ... disturbing, claustrophobic and utterly thrilling * Crime Squad * After the Silence is as dark and twisty as the Amsterdam it navigates and Rykel a fascinating and original protagonist. A promising start to what could be a great series -- Stav Sherez, author of A Dark Redemption A complex, brilliantly written crime novel, which builds to a truly shocking climax -- S.J. Sykes, author of Plague Land Superficially, a cracking cops 'n' robbers story, but with a deep, dark heart. You will read it in just a few sessions and be gripped ... The conclusion is intense, violent and shocking ... it left me literally dry-mouthed ... For someone on only his second novel, he writes like an established master -- Crime Fiction Lover on Into the Night Jake Woodhouse's taut, twisty plots are expertly woven and beautifully written. They are peopled with complex characters that will have you turning the pages to see what becomes of them. He has created a flawed gem in Inspector Jaap Rykel, a cop with an assured literary future -- Craig Robertson, author of Witness the Dead and The Last Refuge