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The spooky cover for the first Peter Laws Matt Hunter novel PURGED
An atheist ex-pastor.
A deranged Christian serial killer.
Can Matt Hunter stop the carnage?

Matt Hunter used to be a church minister but he lost his faith a long time ago. Now he’s a professor of sociology writing a book that debunks religion. He also assists the police with religiously motivated crimes.

On holiday with his family in Oxfordshire Matt finds himself on edge in a seemingly idyllic village where wooden crosses hang at every turn. The stay becomes more sinister still when a local girl goes missing, followed by further disappearances.

Caught up in an investigation that brings disturbing memories to the surface, Matt is on the trail of a killer who is determined to save us all.

Purged is the debut novel in the Matt Hunter, creepy crime fiction series. Perfect for fans of John Connolly, Elly Griffiths, Phil Rickman, John Connolly, Stephen King and James Herbert.



'An engaging debut.'

The Daily Mail


'Nigh on impossible to put down.'

Starburst Magazine


'A devilishly cunning and creepily macabre murder mystery.'

Peterborough Evening Telegraph


'Gripping, utterly riveting.'

Liz Love Books


'An absolute corker.'

For Winter Nights


'I haven't been this creeped out by a novel since Let The Right One In.'



'Compelling...keeps us blindsided until the last few pages.'

Fully Booked

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