‘No one can plot or tell a story like she can‘ – Daily Express
‘Compulsively readable‘ – Irish Times
‘One of today’s most accomplished crime writers‘ – Literary Review
‘As good a psychological thriller as it is possible to get‘ – Sunday Express
‘It grabs the reader by the throat and never lets go‘ – Daily Mail
Discover the phenomenal, heart-pounding Karen Pirie novel from the queen of crime and number one bestseller, Val McDermid.
When lobster fishermen pull a body out of the sea, local police quickly discover the murdered man was the prime suspect in a mysterious disappearance ten years before. Cold case detective Karen Pirie’s name is on the file as the last person to review the case. As she starts to unpick the threads of the past, Karen finds herself at the heart of a tangled web of dark and troubling secrets . . .