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The Secret of Haditha: new novel asks how far are you prepared to go to protect those that you love?

Andrew Vincent’s The Secret of Haditha tells the story of John Cooper and the fallout following the invasion of his family home by unknown intruders. Prepared to do anything to keep his family safe, has John Cooper’s past finally caught up with him?

Published on 24th May 2022. The Secret of Haditha is a thriller that is guaranteed to keep readers on the edge of their seat.

Delivering a plot worthy of the spy authors that inspired the author to embark on a writing career (Le Carré, Childs and Connelly), Andrew Vincent’s idiomatic and fluid writing style perfectly complements his intriguing character development, (the patriotic back story of protagonist, John Cooper, is of particular note).

A debut novel written during lockdown, Andrew Vincent’s The Secret of Haditha is an accomplished first thriller and wholeheartedly positions him as an author to look out for.


The Secret of Haditha tells the story of one man’s battle between his country and his family.

On an unremarkable Monday evening, John Cooper and his family are thrown into turmoil when their family dinner is interrupted by a pair of unknown intruders. His son is left badly injured by the attack, and as John watches his only son slipping away, he is forced to face a terrifying truth: no matter how far you try to run from your past, it will always find you.

With his whole world hanging by a thread, John realises that his only option is to leave his family at the time they need him most, and return to the world he left behind.

The author says:

“The Secret of Haditha tells the story of one man’s battle between his country and his family. It seems no matter how far he distances himself from his past, it's destined to come back to haunt him. And when they inevitably collide the book shows just how far one man is willing to go to protect the people he loves.”

Published by Cranthorpe Millner Publishers, The Secret of Haditha (ISBN: 978-1-80378-039-9) is published on 24 th May 2022 and is available in paperback (£8.99) and eBook format. Waterstones | Foyles | Amazon | Cranthorpe Millner


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