G D Sanders worked as a lab assistant in the research laboratory of a paper manufacturer. After gaining a BSc in Botany and Zoology, a second BSc in Psychology, a PhD, and conducting post-doctoral research on octopuses in Naples, he became a Professor of Psychology. Geoff is now retired and enjoys writing contemporary crime fiction, as it allows much more creativity than writing scientific research articles.
The Taken Girls is G D Sanders’ debut novel, to be published by Avon in ebook 13th December 2018, and in paperback February 2019.
DI EDINA OGBORNE, newly transferred to Canterbury, has her hands full with a team who don’t want her, the men in her life and a resurgent guilt over the son she gave up for adoption.
When a teenage girl goes missing and is later released, apparently unhurt and showing no signs of sexual activity, but newly impregnated, the case falls to Ed, who discovers Canterbury has seen this crime not once, but several times before. As Ed and her detectives encounter missing historic police files, sanitised school records, and Ed’s recently acquired lover as a prime suspect, it becomes clear that the system has been corrupted.
Ed is forced to confront her tempestuous personal life while the investigation struggles with minimal evidence and time running out before the twisted mind behind The Taken Girls abductions strikes again.
G D Sanders’ second DI Ogborne book will publish in June 2019 from Avon.