The compelling detective thriller based on real events

June 2007: a cold, dead body stares skyward from a rose garden in the grounds of a luxury London apartment.  Hours later an attack on a nearby nightclub sparks a massive manhunt which ends as a blazing Jeep ploughs into Glasgow Airport.

What secrets does the dead man hold?  Is it suicide, or did someone need him silenced?

DI Jake Flannagan’s evasive girlfriend is back. But as they begin to unravel a real-life mystery together, the dark secrets of her past threaten to destroy their futures.  What they uncover may put their relationship, their careers, and even their lives at risk.

The truth costs nothing, but a lie could cost them everything…

David Videcette has managed to make my jaw drop yet again. Another amazing, unputdownable instalment in the DI Jake Flannagan series! Do not miss this!
— The Book Magnet
The very definition of a thriller. Highly original and jam packed with intrigue and suspense. The Detriment takes this series to a whole new level. An explosive read!
— The Book Review Café
Based on the truth, this book makes for a compelling read and left me with a major book hangover. Perfect for fans of thrillers, police procedurals and human interest stories, it has something for everyone.

Smashed all my expectations and left me desperately awaiting the return of Detective Jake!
— Chapter In My Life: Scottish Crime Fiction Blogger
David Videcette grabs you by the throat and drags you along in a frighteningly topical story. One of those ‘just one more chapter’ books...
— Tracy Fenton at Compulsive Readers & founder of THE Book Club on Facebook
A fast paced and thrilling read... had me gripped throughout. Goodreads rating: 5/5 stars.
— By The Letter Book Reviews
Nobody blends truth and fiction quite like David Videcette. Another triumph!
— Alan McDermott, bestselling author of The Gray Series
An utterly absorbing read. A brilliant piece of writing.
— Baatty About Books
A heart in mouth, jaw dropping, unexpected read, which had me transfixed the entire way through.

Absolutely fantastic and full of shockers, I would read The Detriment all over again in a flash.

Five stars easily deserved.
— The Writing Garnet
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Videcette has all the hallmarks of being a dangerous storyteller.
Combines police experience with an audacious stroke of imagination.
— Crime Fiction Lover


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