17 Main Road

17 Main Road, Hull

The home of Jez Gavan, suspect in the Ava Delaney murder. On the Ings Estate.


“Jez Gavan and his partner have burrowed in at number 17 like tics in a dog’s back leg. His home overlooks a car park of pitted tarmac and dead grass. The bulbs in the lampposts have long since been smashed and it took an effort to find number 17.”Dead Pretty

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Hannah Kelly has been missing for nine months.

Ava Delaney has been dead for five days.

DS Aector McAvoy won’t let either of them go until justice can be done. But some people have their own ideas of what justice means . . .

Dead Pretty takes readers deep into a crime investigation, as McAvoy struggles with a case that’s leading nowhere, and the thorny issues of what right and wrong means when it comes to taking lives and saving them.

‘Breathtaking. Mark writes badness beautifully.’