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 world of intrigue and betrayal, spanning the dark days of the Balkan Wars. Karen's search for answers brings her to a small village in Croatia, a place scarred by fear, where people have endured unspeakable acts of violence. 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 ...Atmospheric, spine-chilling and brimming with intrigue and suspense, this is Val McDermid's richest and most accomplished psychological thriller to date.
The book is gripping, thought-provoking and original - a tour de force Literary Review A tense, intelligent and unusual thriller Sunday Mirror 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 An intriguing mystery to thrill whodunit fans Bella A gripping read Good Housekeeping With considerable skill, McDermid juggles serious themes with great assurance, and there are set pieces that are as good as anything she has written Independent Once again McDermid delivers a faultless performance The Times Atmospheric and chillingly disturbing Irish Independent
About Val McDermid
Val McDermid is a No.1 bestseller whose novels have been translated into more than thirty languages, and have sold over fifteen million copies. She has won many awards internationally, including the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel of the year and the LA Times Book of the Year Award. She was inducted into the ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame in 2009, was the recipient of the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger in 2010 and received the Lambda Literary Foundation Pioneer Award in 2011. In 2016, Val received the Outstanding Contribution to Crime Fiction Award at the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She writes full time and divides her time between Cheshire and Edinburgh.
The Skeleton Road by Val McDermid
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Little, Brown Book Group
Winner of Dead Good Reader Awards Reichenbach Falls Award for Most Epic Ending 2015
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