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Still Life

Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year, 2021

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781408712306

Price: £20

ON SALE: 20th August 2020

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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‘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

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