An anonymous caller is willing to give you clues that will help you solve a series of murders.


But there's a catch: You can't tell anyone about the help you're getting.


What do you do?


If you turn the offer down, you will have nothing to go on, and more people could die. But if you accept it, and fail to interpret the clues correctly, they will still die, and you will have concealed information that could have stopped a killer.


Such is the dilemma faced by New York detective Callum Doyle.

The decision he takes will have consequences that will haunt him for the rest of his life.


"Furiously fast-paced, totally unpredictable and unforgettable, this is a masterpiece from the acclaimed author of Pariah."



What they're saying about The Helper...


"A clever device, adroitly executed and fun to read."  - The Times (round-up of the month's best crime)


"This fiendishly addictive thriller has more twists and turns than a bag full of snakes." - Peterborough Evening Telegraph


"David Jackson, whose debut thriller Pariah caused a real stir in the publishing world, has played a trump card... Pariah was a hard act to follow but The Helper is a real crime cracker... a masterful piece of crime fiction" - Lancashire Evening Post, Burnley Express, Garstang Courier, Beverley Guardian, and others


"A magnificent book, one that will have you entertained from the very first page right up to its climactic dénouement... Take a bow, sir; this is a virtuoso performance, Mr Jackson, if ever there was one." - Milo's Rambles


"It hooked me from the first line and I flew through it with heart-thumping, page-turning speed to the extremely clever denouement." - SJI Holliday


"Within the first fifteen pages of The Helper the reader is subjected to clever observational humour, extreme violence, loss, grief and mystery all handled with equal power, and its clear that here’s an author who is raising his game..." - Books and Writers


"I can only recommend The Helper and its predecessor Pariah to everyone who enjoys a nail biting pageturner for entertainment." - Amazon