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‘There are stories here which will make you shudder, and which will linger long in the mind’
Ian Rankin

Passion. Obsession. Revenge.

A stunning collection of chilling short stories from the queen of the psychological thriller.

White nights of passion and revenge in St. Petersburg.
A bingo-hall tyrant trapped by masked intruders.
The sleazy flipside of the international publishing scene.

Nineteen nail-biting, intense and intricately plotted crime stories from one of the UK’s greatest psychological thriller writers, this diverse collection demonstrates the scope of Val McDermid’s imagination and her immense powers as a storyteller.