‘Horrific, hilarious and often rather moving’ THE TIMES
‘The master of razor-sharp one liners. An absolute belter’ – MANDASUE HELLER
‘Brilliant. This is British crime writing at its best’ – MARK EDWARDS
MY DAD SAYS BAD THINGSHAPPEN WHEN I BREAK IT…
Daniel is looking forward to his birthday. He wants pie and chips, a big chocolate cake, and a comic book starring his favourite superhero. And as long as he follows The Rule, nothing bad will happen.
Daniel will be twenty-three next week. And he has no idea that he’s about to kill a stranger. Daniel’s parents know that their beloved and vulnerable son will be taken away.
They know that Daniel didn’t mean to hurt anyone, he just doesn’t know his own strength. They dispose of the body. Isn’t that what any loving parent would do? But as forces on both sides of the law begin to close in on them, they realise they have no option but to finish what they started.
Even if it means that others will have to die… Because they’ll do anything to protect Daniel. Even murder.
‘Excellent as always. Grimy and heartbreaking in equal measure’ – WILL CARVER
‘A pacy, smart and darkly funny heartbreaker of a crime novel’ – SUSI HOLLIDAY
‘A stupendous piece of literary engineering’ – JENNY O’BRIEN
‘An intense and compelling read. Highly recommended’ – LISA HALL
‘David Jackson has done it again. The Rule is incredible’ – NOELLE HOLTEN