THE GIRL FOR THE JOB is an entertaining memoir about Danni Brooke’s time as an undercover cop, giving us an insight into undercover police work from a woman’s point of view, and taking us from the moment a young Danni joins the Met, to the point she was selected for undercover work and dispatched out onto dangerous cases across the UK.
For over a decade Danni Brooke was one of the most effective female undercover cops in the UK, one of a very small number of women in the Met’s elite unit.
She was so successful at taking down criminals that she was seconded to forces around the country.
Whether she was infiltrating organized crime gangs or disrupting drug supply lines, Danni played the innocent Essex girl, fooling even the most suspicious villains, using her quick wits to keep her out of trouble. She loved the job but the pressures of her work and trying to balance the long hours with being a mother, were to take a toll on her personal life.
In her honest, warm and gripping memoir, Danni also reveals why she left the police, how she found a new career (and love) on HUNTED (C4 series) – and why the thrill of covert work still pulls her into private investigations.
Today Danni Brooke enjoys the quiet life with her two children at her home in Spain, where she also runs a cybersecurity company with partner and fellow TV hunter Ben Owen.
Since leaving the force in 2013 she has built up a successful career as an investigator on C4’s Hunted, now in its tenth series. She has also participated in the Celebrity Hunted programmes, appeared on ITV’s This Morning, taken part in the C5 series Celebrity Trolls and is stars in the new C4 gameshow, Who Won’t Believe This, hosted by Ellie Taylor. Danni has also filmed a pilot with a Hollywood production company.