Merrow and Clarke Series

Author: Adams, Jane

Publication Date:

February 2022



Original language and publisher

English | Joffe Books

Territories Handled

France, Netherlands, Scandinavia


Crime & Thrillers

Merrow and Clarke Series

Author: Adams, Jane


Adams’ unique blend of intrigue, mystery, and history will captivate fans of Kate Mosse, Barbara Erskine, Alex North, Ruth Ware, Bridget Collins, Jessie Burton, Mark Edwards, and Stephen King.

SAFE (Book 1) – June 2020

Her whole life, all Lauren Sykes wanted to be is safe. Now she’s on the run knowing her father will murder her, just like he murdered her mother. She’s seventeen and destined for an arranged marriage with vicious criminal Charlie Perrin. But when Charlie tries to force himself on her, she kills him.

The one person Lauren trusts is murdered by her father’s men. Her only hope is undercover cop Petra Merrow. Lauren has no choice but to trust her. It’s that or die.

KIDNAP (Book 2) – February 2022

  • #64 Amazon Australia

The man climbs a ladder, slides a gloved finger through the slightly open window, and enters the room. He wraps 14-month-old Joshua Banks in his blanket and takes him from his cot. In his place, the man leaves a printed note: Do not call the police. You will receive details for a bank transfer in due course. Your child will be well cared for and be returned unharmed provided you do exactly as you are told. Call the police and we will kill him. If you are in any doubt as to the seriousness of this, then call this number.

At 2 a.m., Joshua’s mother gets up to go to the toilet and sees her son is gone. She calls the phone number. It’s for another family whose child was also taken. Detectives Toby Clarke and Petra Merrow are in a race against time to get Joshua back. Because if they don’t find him soon, he won’t be the last child to go missing.

Marketing Information

  • Over 105,300 copies of Jane Adams’ books sold in English