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A fast-paced, gripping thriller with a shocking twist.

2004
The court case had been harrowing. The fifteen jurors sat in silence while the prosecution produced evidence of how a man with obsessive sado-masochistic fantasies had turned into a killer. Fourteen of the jurors were repulsed. One man was secretly enthralled. A new world of possibility had opened up for him.

2014
When an actress is found dead, the ligature marks suggest that she had been involved in extreme sex games. When DIs Wheeler and Ross begin to investigate her death, they realise their investigation is being blocked not just by the owners of the exclusive club where she was found but by some of Glasgow’s most influential citizens.

Meanwhile Skye Cooper, Scotland’s latest indie-rock sensation is playing the final gig of his sell-out tour but his dreams of stardom are on a collision course with the obsession threatening to consume him . . .

Praise for Anne Randall

‘Brilliant’ The Sun

‘Randall has grown in confidence since her debut, and this is as assured and clever a novel of “tartan noir” as you could hope to find’ Daily Mail

Reviews

Brilliant
The Sun
A well-paced and gripping crime fiction debut
Choice Magazine
An outstanding debut
Daily Record
For fans of Stuart MacBride, this is a delight to read. A J McCreanor is a welcome addition to the Scottish crime scene. Glasgow is in very dangerous hands
Crimesquad
A super story with a breath-taking ending that leaves you wondering whether the truth is better left unsaid at times. I loved this story and am keen to read more by this author in the future. She is definitely a name to watch! Highly recommended
Eurocrime
...fast paced, exciting and gritty crime debut...fans of Ian Rankin and Val McDermid will be delighted to add a new author to the their must-read list
Candis Magazine
Randall has grown in confidence since her debut, and this is as assured and clever a novel of "tartan noir" as you could hope to find
Daily Mail
Randall has grown in confidence since her debut, and this is as assured and clever a novel of "tartan noir" as you could hope to find
Daily Mail
Brilliant
The Sun
A well-paced and gripping crime fiction debut
Choice Magazine
An outstanding debut
Daily Record
For fans of Stuart MacBride, this is a delight to read. A J McCreanor is a welcome addition to the Scottish crime scene. Glasgow is in very dangerous hands
Crimesquad
A super story with a breath-taking ending that leaves you wondering whether the truth is better left unsaid at times. I loved this story and am keen to read more by this author in the future. She is definitely a name to watch! Highly recommended
Eurocrime
...fast paced, exciting and gritty crime debut...fans of Ian Rankin and Val McDermid will be delighted to add a new author to the their must-read list
Candis Magazine