The Verifiers is a gripping LGBTQ+ mystery novel by Jane Pek. When the body of a young man is found in a park, homophobic detective Harry White and his partner are assigned to the case. As they investigate, they come up against roadblocks at every turn – until they find out that the victim was involved in shady dealings with an organisation called The Verifiers. Racing to catch up with the elusive group before they vanish again, Harry and his team must overcome their personal biases as they try to solve one of London’s most complex murders. With twists and turns around every corner, this page-turner will keep you hookeduntil the very last page!
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who loves a gritty mystery with complex characters and an unpredictable plot. It’s perfect for fans of books like The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo or Gone Girl, as it features a strong LGBTQ+ protagonist making his way in a hostile world.
- The plot is intricate and well-constructed, with plenty of surprises along the way
- The characters are believable and engaging
- It tackles difficult issues such as homophobia in a sensitive and thoughtful way
- It may be too complex for some readers
- The plot could be confusing to follow
- Some readers may not enjoy the LGBTQ+ content
Learn more about the author
Jane Pek is a Malaysian-born author and journalist, who has written for publications including The Guardian, The Telegraph and New Statesman. She is the author of two previous novels – both crime thrillers set in her native Malaysia – as well as a non-fiction book about modern slavery.
“A gripping and intense mystery that had me hooked from the first page. The characters are well-drawn and realistic, and I found myself rooting for them all the way to the end. A must-read for fans of LGBTQ+ mysteries.”
“An exciting and thought-provoking mystery that will keep you hooked until the very end.”
“A thrilling mystery with a gay twist – I couldn’t put it down!”
“This book is a real page-turner – I couldn’t put it down!”