The Skeleton Road - Val McDermid (Paperback)

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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 ...From number one bestseller, Val McDermid comes an atmospheric, spine-chilling tour de force -- her richest and most accomplished psychological thriller to date.

Product Details

Barcode
9780751551280
Department
Books
Released
26 Mar 2015
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Val McDermid
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Little, Brown Book Group
Series
Karen Pirie
Language
English
Number of Pages
544
Dimensions
198 x 126 x 126mm (316g)

Annotation

  • The Queen of the psychological thriller returns with her latest chilling novel.
  • A thrilling new novel from one of the world's most celebrated crime writers proves that the past can never stay buried' Val McDermid is the queen of psychological suspense and the #1 bestselling author of The Retribution, Cross and Burn and The VanishingPoint, among many others. Her newest masterpiece of suspense begins in Edinburgh with the discovery of a skeleton. Investigators are shocked to find this is not the result of a recent crime but in fact a death that has remained hidden and unknown for several decades. The stakes rise when unexpected connections to the Croatian military are uncovered. When evil has no borders and the past refuses to stay in the past, everyone involved is placed into new and unforeseen danger. Told with Val McDermid's signature brilliance and panache, The Skeleton Road is sure to have readers on the edge of their seats and glued to the pages long into the night. Praise for Val McDermid "She's the best we've got." 'New York Times "Val McDermid has become our leading pathologist of everyday evil. . . . The subtle orchestration of terror is masterful." 'The Guardian "One of the world's leading mystery writers . . . Thomas Harris crossed with Agatha Christie, if you will... a great read." 'Observer.

Summary

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 . . .

From number one bestseller, Val McDermid comes an atmospheric, spine-chilling tour de force -- her richest and most accomplished psychological thriller to date.

Fiction

General Subject
Crime/Thrillers
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Crime
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / Thrillers
BISAC Subject 3
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
BIC Classification 1
Crime & mystery
Dewey Classification
823.92
Readership
General (US: Trade)

Author Bio

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.

Review Quotes

Val McDermid, what a diva of crime! ... an acute and credible psychological thriller - Sunday Examiner on The Vanishing Point

As ever, McDermid's gift for taking ordinary, everyday events and giving them a sinister twist, plus her keen observations of human nature, make for a truly gripping tale - Sunderland Echo on Cross and Burn