Indelibly scarred by childhood trauma and neglect, Karl Connor attempted to flee the dark shadows of his young life, the horrors that he had experienced, and the inner demons that continued to haunt him. As the past and present collide the brutal reality is that the long slide into violence has already begun, but who could have imagined that his desire for perceived vengeance would have such terrifying results. Young women are being murdered in London suburbs and there is seemingly nothing to connect them to one another, let alone the killer whose charming manner hides a warped and sick mind. Detective Inspector Ross is determined to hunt the killer down, jeopardising his career in the process, as he becomes increasingly alienated and obsessed with finding the murderer. It is a difficult time for him and his depleted team as they find themselves caught up in Karl's deadly game of ruthless vendetta and vengeful murders. Soon their lives begin to run on a parallel, which leaves one of his team in mortal danger.
Wayne was born in Camden, London but is presently residing in East Anglia (on the Norfolk/Suffolk border).
After attending college Wayne embarked on a career within the 'Animal Welfare' sector (RSPCA, DEFRA, Battersea Dogs Home, Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, Mayhew Animal Home...), before returning to his passion for writing.
In 2005 he secured a three-book paperback deal with Pegasus Publishers, who are based in Cambridge.
All novels thus far are psychological thrillers (think Val McDermid/Bret Easton Ellis with Gothic sensibilities!)
Wayne's debut novel 'Redemption' was released 23/01/2006 (to critical acclaim) with his second 'Dominion' following 08/10/2007. The final contracted novel 'Kismet' saw the light of day 31/05/2010.
Wayne's literary nominations thus far include Channel 4 television's Richard and Judy's Book Club Competition, The McKitterick Prize & The Guardian First Book Award.
Feel free to contact/add Wayne as he is always pleased to touch base with kindred spirits.