At 33 years old, Daniel Cole has worked as a paramedic, an RSPCA officer and most recently for the RNLI, driven by an intrinsic need to save people or perhaps just a guilty conscience about the number of characters he kills off in his writing. He currently lives in sunny Bournemouth and can usually be found down the beach when he ought to be writing book two instead.
the most exciting debut we've read in a very long time * HEAT MAGAZINE * This ultra-high concept thriller opens with the discovery in London of a body made up of parts of six victims stitched together to form one corpse * DAILY MAIL * Six corpses in one - and that's just the beginning! Don't expect any let-up in this chilling ride-along with a serial killer more devious and warped than you could ever imagine. * David Jackson, author of bestselling A TAP AT MY DOOR * the most exciting debut we've read in a long time * HEAT MAGAZINE * highly anticipated debut that is surely bidding to be the year's most gruesome thriller. * Metro * RAGDOLL is such a good read - with kick-ass characters and a cleverly executed, action packed plot, it's like a police procedural Die Hard. * Mel Sherratt, author of DON'T LOOK BEHIND YOU * RAGDOLL kept me enthralled from its startling opening to its tense finale. Superb thriller writing. * Peter Robinson, author of WHEN THE MUSIC'S OVER * Terrifyingly brilliant. I dare you to turn the lights out after reading! * Robert Bryndza, author of DARK WATER * Daniel Cole's RAGDOLL is a bold first step in what is liable to be a spectacular career. Disturbing, taut and compelling, this book took me down the rabbit hole as only the best of thrillers can. Bravo, Mr. Cole. * John Hart, author of REDEMPTION ROAD * I loved RAGDOLL. A rip-roaring, inventive and riveting read. * Jill Mansell, author of MEET ME AT BEACHCOMBER BAY * A first class, dark thriller. * Emlyn Rees * RAGDOLL is a fiendishly inventive serial killer mystery wrapped around a compelling new protagonist. I can't wait to see what Daniel Cole does next. * Mason Cross, author of THE TIME TO KILL * A smorgasbord of flawed characters, an unrelenting pace and a perfect balance of gore and wit. RAGDOLL is a corker of a debut and Cole is sure to be a brilliant and accomplished new voice for crime readers to devour. * Ali Land, author of GOOD ME, BAD ME * Gruesome, twisty and wildly addictive...I couldn't put RAGDOLL down. * Lisa Hall, author of TELL ME NO LIES * Six corpses in one - and that's just the beginning! Don't expect any let-up in this chilling ride-along with a serial killer more devious and warped than you could ever imagine. * David Jackson, Number One bestselling author * A gruesome delight! Daniel Cole's thriller RAGDOLL, in which gritty detective William "Wolf" Fawkes comes upon a single corpse stitched together out of six bodies, had me flipping pages furiously. It's an impressive debut, dark, propulsive, and surprisingly funny. * Gregg Hurwitz, bestselling author of ORPHAN X * A brilliant, breathless thriller. If you liked Se7en, you'll love this! * M.J. Arlidge, author of HIDE AND SEEK * A star is born. Killer plot. Killer pace. Twisted killer and a killer twist. Kill to get a copy. * Simon Toyne, bestselling author of SOLOMON CREED * Give an arm or a leg to get hold of a copy... An exciting thriller. * Linwood Barclay * Praise for RAGDOLL by Daniel Cole, the quality, rocket-paced thriller for readers of Jo Nesbo: RAGDOLL is utterly addictive with brilliant characters and a killer twist you will never see coming - the best debut I've ever read. * Rachel Abbott, Number One bestselling author *