Still Life

£8.99

ISBN: 9780751576948 Author: McDermid, Val Publisher: Sphere Publication Date: 4th February 2021 Imprint: Sphere Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.92 (edition:23) Pages: 494 Language: English Edition: 1st paperback ed Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,

When lobster fishermen pull a body out of the sea, local police quickly discover the murdered man was the prime suspect in a mysterious disappearance ten years before. Cold case detective Karen Pirie’s name is on the file as the last person to review the case. As she starts to unpick the threads of the past, Karen finds herself at the heart of a tangled web of dark and troubling secrets.

‘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 . . .

The number one bestseller and unrivalled queen of crime Val McDermid is back with her most exhilarating, breath-taking thriller yet.

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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