By Val McDermid
Prior and current intertwine during this terrific exploration of loyalty and greed from bestselling mistress of suspense Val McDermid. Fife, Scotland, 1984. Mick Prentice abandons his family members on the top of a politically charged nationwide miners' strike to hitch the strikebreakers down south. Despised and disowned via buddies and kin, he isn't pronounced lacking until eventually twenty-three years later. Fife, Scotland, 1985. abducted heiress Catriona Maclennan provide is killed and her child son vanishes while the ransom payoff is going horribly improper. In 2008, a vacationer in Tuscany stumbles upon dramatic new proof that reopens the research. Already immersed within the Prentice affair, Detective Karen Pirie, newly appointed head of the chilly Case evaluate workforce, desires to make her mark with this moment unsolved Eighties secret. yet 20 years' worthy of secrets and techniques are prime Pirie right into a darkish area of violence and betrayal—a position darker than any she has formerly entered.
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Technically, Karen knew Cruickshank should refer the woman to CID. But she’d always been a sucker for anything that made people shake their heads in bemused disbelief. Long shots were what got her juices flowing. Following that instinct had brought her two promotions in three years, leap-frogging peers and making colleagues uneasy. “Send her up, Dave. ” She replaced the phone and pushed back from the desk. ” she said, more to herself than to Phil as she raided her desk for a fresh notebook and a pen.
I’ve obviously got him well trained. But there seems to be a misunderstanding. I’m not here to beg for an interview. ” She lifted the portfolio on to the table and unzipped it. From inside, she took a single A3 sheet of heavyweight paper, face down. It was smeared with dirt and gave off a faint smell, a curious blend of dust, urine, and lavender. Bel couldn’t resist a quick teasing look at Susan Charleson. ” she said, flipping the paper. Susan took a leather case from the pocket of her skirt and extracted a pair of tortoiseshell glasses.
It’s not exactly fresh, Inspector. ” Karen straightened up in her chair. “Twenty-two years ago? ” “That’s right. ” Technically, Karen knew Cruickshank should refer the woman to CID. But she’d always been a sucker for anything that made people shake their heads in bemused disbelief. Long shots were what got her juices flowing. Following that instinct had brought her two promotions in three years, leap-frogging peers and making colleagues uneasy. “Send her up, Dave. ” She replaced the phone and pushed back from the desk.