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Still Life

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781408712306

Price: £20

ON SALE: 20th August 2020

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

‘No one can tell a story like she can’ Daily Express

‘The queen of psychological thrillers’ Irish Independent

‘The bodies never stay buried forever . . .’

On a freezing winter morning, fishermen pull a body from the sea. It is quickly discovered that the dead man was the prime suspect in a decade-old investigation, when a prominent civil servant disappeared without trace. DCI Karen Pirie was the last detective to review the file and is drawn into a sinister world of betrayal and dark secrets.

But Karen is already grappling with another case, one with even more questions and fewer answers. A skeleton has been discovered in an abandoned campervan and all clues point to a killer who never faced justice – a killer who is still out there.

In her search for the truth, Karen uncovers a network of lies that has gone unchallenged for years. But lies and secrets can turn deadly when someone is determined to keep them hidden for good . . .

If you enjoyed Still Life, don’t miss the first in a new series from the number one bestseller and unrivalled queen of crime. 1979 is out now, introducing the unforgettable Allie Burns.

Praise for Val McDermid:

Brilliant . . . Sensational . . . UnforgettableGuardian

Compulsively readableIrish Times

As good a psychological thriller as it is possible to getSunday Express

It grabs the reader by the throat and never lets goDaily Mail

One of today’s most accomplished crime writers’ Literary Review

Reviews

Still Life shows that she is still at the height of her powers . . . deeply enjoyable, one of her best
Scotsman
Tremendous. An effortlessly gripping read
The Observer
The sense of McDermid's books getting entangled with real life is particularly powerful
The Times
An elegant and richly satisfying read
Daily Mail
Her most exhilarating, breath-taking thriller yet
East Anglian Daily Times