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The Skeleton Road

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781405523134

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 11th September 2014

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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‘Gripping, thought-provoking and original – a tour-de-force’ Literary Review

When a skeleton is discovered hidden at the top of a crumbling, gothic building in Edinburgh, Detective Chief Inspector Karen Pirie is faced with the unenviable task of identifying the bones. As Karen’s investigation gathers momentum, she is drawn deeper into a dark world of intrigue and betrayal.

Meanwhile, someone is taking the law into their own hands in the name of justice and revenge — but when present resentment collides with secrets of the past, the truth is more shocking than anyone could have imagined . . .

An atmospheric, chilling mystery from the number one bestseller.

If you enjoyed The Skeleton Road, don’t miss the first in a new series from the Queen of Crime. 1979 is out now, introducing the unforgettable Allie Burns.

Praise for Val McDermid:

‘It grabs the reader by the throat and never lets go’ Daily Mail

As good a psychological thriller as it is possible to get’ Sunday Express

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

‘McDermid remains unrivalled’ Observer

‘The queen of crime is still at the top of her game’ Independent

This is the third book in the bestselling Karen Pirie series.

Reviews

The Skeleton Road is McDermid back to doing what she does best: dispensing utterly riveting crime fiction...the real coup of the book is new detective Karen Pirie, who joins McDermid's well-stocked gallery of distinctive characters
Daily Express
The book is gripping, thought-provoking and original - a tour de force
Literary Review
A tense, intelligent and unusual thriller
Sunday Mirror