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Vicki Bradley

Vicki Bradley is author of the DC Alana Loxton psychological thrillers series. The first book is Before I Say I Do, where a bride’s worst nightmare comes true when her groom goes missing on their wedding day. The next book, Your Life Or Mine, published in 2020 and follows DC Alana Loxton as she finds herself as a serial killer's latest target. 

Vicki Bradley is a detective constable in the Metropolitan Police Service and she has had a varied career as a uniformed response driver in Brent and then as a detective in Southwark CID. I've managed High-Risk Sex Offenders in the community and worked in the Serious Organised Crime Command. 

Before I Say I Do won the Write Here Right Now competition 2018, was shortlisted for the First Novel Prize, the Virago New Crime Writer competition and Peter Fraser Dunlop prize. Vicki is currently working on the third in the DC Alana Loxton series, which is about identity and the ties that bind. 

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Your Life or Mine

There were only ever two choices - your life or mine.

Alana Loxton was part of the all-female team to take down Barratt, a notorious serial killer.
He is safely behind bars when one of the detectives goes missing.

Her disappearance, and the connection to the killer, could be a coincidence – but when her body is discovered days later, a link begins to form.
Then another detective from the team goes missing and the situation becomes horrifically clear.

Someone is picking them off one by one – and Alana’s name is next on the list . . .

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Darley Anderson Agency
UK & Commonwealth Simon & Schuster

Before I Say I Do


It’s Julia’s wedding day. Her nerves are to be expected – every bride feels the same – but there’s another layer to her fear, one that she cannot explain to her soon-to-be husband, Mark. She’s never told him the details – and she is determined he never finds out.

As she begins down the aisle, spotting Mark in his tailored suit, she knows she is taking her first steps to happiness – her past is behind her, it can’t catch her now. Mark turns to face her . . .

But it isn’t Mark in the beautiful suit – it’s his best man.

Because Mark is missing. 

And Julia’s past is closer than she thinks . . .

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Darley Anderson Agency (Camilla Bolton)
UK & Commonwealth Simon & Schuster

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