Birthdays for the Dead (Paperback)Stuart MacBride (author)
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Detective Constable Ash Henderson has a dark secret...
Five years ago his daughter, Rebecca, went missing on the eve of her thirteenth birthday. A year later the first card arrived: home-made, with a Polaroid picture stuck to the front - Rebecca, strapped to a chair, gagged and terrified. Every year another card: each one worse than the last.
The tabloids call him 'The Birthday Boy'. He's been snatching girls for twelve years, always just before their thirteenth birthday, killing them slowly, then torturing their families with his homemade cards.
But Ash hasn't told anyone what really happened to Rebecca - they all think she ran away - because if anyone finds out, he'll be taken off the investigation. And he's sacrificed too much to give up before his daughter's murderer gets what he deserves...
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 360 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 32 mm
Praise for Birthdays for the Dead:
'MacBride is a damned fine writer - no one does dark and gritty like him' Peter James
'The master of murderous mayhem is back to his best with a belter of a book ... a page-turner' The Sun
Praise for Stuart MacBride:
'Fierce, unflinching and shot through with the blackest of humour; this is crime fiction of the highest order' Mark Billingham
'Ferocious and funny, this is Tartan Noir at its best' Val McDermid
'Stuart MacBride's thrillers just keep getting better' Express
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