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How far do you go for a friendship? That’s the question Daniel Wade is forced to ask when a simple favour has fatal consequences. For the sake of his old schoolmate, Robbie – and more importantly for Robbie’s sister, Cate – Dan agrees to go along with a lie. But soon he’s sucked into a conspiracy that threatens to consume them all.

How hard do you fight for a fortune? For Gordon and Patricia Blake, the dead man held the key to a glorious future. Now that future has been ripped from their grasp, and the Blakes want to know why. Then they want revenge.

How can you hope to survive? With a ruthless predator on their trail, Dan realises that evading justice is the least of their worries. All that matters now is staying alive.

THE CATCH is available from Amazon UK and WF Howes.


“Tom Bale is one of the best British thriller writers around.” SIMON KERNICK

“Races along to a gripping finish.” SUNDAY MIRROR


Tom Bale is the author of four thrillers. THE CATCH and SKIN AND BONES are standalone stories about ordinary people whose lives are pitched into chaos by their proximity to crime. TERROR’S REACH and BLOOD FALLS feature a series character, former undercover cop Joe Clayton. Visit his website at for full details and extracts of all the books.