Trick Of The Dark (Paperback)Val McDermid (author)
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When Charlie Flint is sent a mysterious package of cuttings about a brutal murder, it instantly grabs her attention. The murder occurred in the grounds of her old Oxford college a groom battered to death just hours after his wedding. As his bride and wedding guests sipped champagne, his alleged killers were slipping his bloodstained body into the river.
Charlie doesn't know who sent the package, or why, yet she can't get the crime out of her head. But as she delves deeper, and steps back into the mysterious world of Oxford colleges, she realises that there is much more to this crime than meets the eye...
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 384 g
Dimensions: 200 x 129 x 35 mm
A workout for the grey cells, perfectly executed. * Daily Telegraph *
This standalone from the Scottish force of nature, and creator of Robson Green's Wire In The Blood TV series, is a brutally clever story. * Daily Mirror *
Keeps you guessing till the last page. * Bella *
Plenty of surprises in store... A touching portrait of a group of young women on the verge of coming out about their sexuality in the hothouse atmosphere of an Oxford college. * Sunday Times *
McDermid, as usual, plots and writes with a commanding elegance. * The Times *
Sensitive and insightful. * Guardian *
McDermid writes a fluid, compelling novel of manners underpinned by a believable plot, and Charlie Flint is a fascinating addition to the canon of female investigators. * Irish Times *
An accomplished thriller, jumping from the past to the present and back with ease, taking in a range of characters and their perspectives. For me, the sign of a good thriller is that it leaves you pondering not whodunit within the pages but howdunit - how did the writer craft such a tricky tale - afterwards. Trick of the Dark had me ruminating for days. * Independent *
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Trick of the Dark was a bit disappointing for me as just seemed really obvious early on who it was who 'dunnit'. Won't say anymore for... More
“I loved this book !”
Charlie Flint , criminal psycho;ogist receives a strange package , full of cuttings about a murder . This took place in the grounds of her old Oxford College . Charlie has plenty of time on her hands at the moment so... More
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