Two victims. Brutally murdered in their own home. Body parts taken.
D.I. Graves is back on the case to face his toughest challenge yet. A case with no motive and no suspect, nothing at all that could explain why someone would kill innocent people in such a way.
Then the next victims are discovered. Another pair of bodies. New body parts taken. Again in their own home.
Someone is breaking into houses across the city at night, leaving horror in their wake. It seems to Graves that this could be two serial killers, working together. But how are they choosing their victims? Is any house in London a target? Is anyone safe?
To make matters worse, a journalist is threatening to cause more harm than good with her obsessive push in covering the story to further her career, and someone is targeting Graves personally, seeking revenge against him in relation to an old case.
Can Graves keep himself safe long enough to stop the serial killers before they strike again?
Rating: 5/5 stars
Publication Date: 1st July 2019
Page Count: 397 pages
Genre: Crime / Mystery
From Inside the House
From Inside the House is an unforgiving and brutal crime procedural by WD Jackson-Smart. With an engaging look at psychopathy and sociopathy, Jackson-Smart’s book holds your attention throughout. It really is an absorbing and fantastic read, easily capable of receiving 5/5 stars.
Published in July 2019 by Panther Publishing, From Inside the House is the second novel in the D. I. Daniel Graves series (the first being The Demons Beneath). And from the opening pages, you are immersed in gruesome and, frankly, terrifying scenes. Home invasions. The removal of body parts. An (almost) crucifixion.
I cannot stress how brilliant D.I Graves is, character-wise. He comes across as complex, neither hardened by brutal scenes, but very capable (at times) of disassociating himself from his vulnerabilities. Although vulnerable, and sometimes insecure, he appears determined and brave, especially when dealing with his PTSD-esque issues. I guess, in many ways, he feels relatable to readers – fleshed out into a three-dimensional form, rather than a flat, detective cliché.
Although part of a series, I wish to reiterate that either book is capable of being read as a standalone – the first being full of supposed demonic killings; the second a deep dive into the notion of revenge.
I am already excited for the eventual third book to be released. And if it is anything like the previous two, then it is definitely one to look out for! This series is becoming a favourite of mine very quickly, rivalling my D.I Manon Bradshaw / Susie Steiner obsession.
Thank you to Emma Welton of Damp Pebbles Book Tours and WD Jackson-Smart for this incredible opportunity.
About the author
WD Jackson-Smart, 35, is a London-based horror and crime fiction author who has been writing crime and horror fiction since 2011. His novel Red Light was self published on Amazon and charted in the top twenty best selling Suspense / Thriller Kindle books on release. His horror short story, What’s Yours Is Mine, was shortlisted for the Horror For Good anthology.
His first crime thriller Slasher, about a serial killer targeting slasher movie actresses in Hollywood, is out now, and he has launched a brand new crime series set in London and starring D.I. Graves. The Demons Beneath is the first in the series, and the sequel From Inside The House was published on July 1st 2019.
As well as his passion for horror and crime thrillers in all forms, WD Jackson-Smart also loves art and design, having studied Fine Art and Art History in Leeds and Toronto and working as a graphic designer for the majority of his career.
Jackson-Smart’s website can be found here.
His Twitter can be found here.