Absolution - Anderson and Costello thrillers (Paperback)Caro Ramsay (author)
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'Glasgow comes alive in Ramsay's dark, vivid and daring thriller' VAL McDERMID
'A cracker of a debut . . . Many shivers in store for readers followed by a shattering climax' Times
The Crucifixion Killer is stalking Glasgow, leaving victims' mutilated bodies in a Christ-like pose. DCI Alan McAlpine is drafted in to lead the hunt, supported by local officers DI Anderson and DS Costello.
But the past holds horrific memories for McAlpine. He last worked this beat some twenty years earlier, when he was assigned to guard a woman - faceless after a sadistic acid attack - at a Glasgow hospital. An obsession was born at that hospital room that has never quite left McAlpine and now it seems to be resurfacing. As the chase to halt the gruesome murders intensifies, so Anderson and Costello find chilling cause for concern uncomfortably close to home . . .
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 277 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm
A cracker of a debut . . . Many shivers in store for readers followed by a shattering climax * * Times * *
Gripping, relevant, compelling and laced with trademark Ramsay bite -- Craig Robertson
Humane, horrifying and exciting * * Literary Review * *
Brilliant in twisting the tension tauter with each page * * Guardian * *
[Ramsay] is able to write scenes of heartbreaking tenderness nestled amid evocations of such grotesque violence that it is difficult to imagine that they can coexist as such sublime interlocking pieces of the whole... * * New York Sun * *
Edgy and fast-paced, this thriller is a cleverly understated page-turner. Deliciously dark, this well-written debut will leave you wanting more * * Woman * *
Caro Ramsay proves once against that she is a titan of Tartan Noir -- Helen Fields
The terrific cast of characters keep the action and detection compelling * * Time Out * *
A taut, shattering, mesmerizing page-turner * * Booklist * *
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