Dark Road: A play (Paperback)
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Dark Road: A play (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 13/08/2015
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First performed at Edinburgh's Royal Lyceum Theatre, the first stage play from the SUNDAY TIMES No.1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES

It's been 25 years since Alfred Chalmers was convicted of the gruesome murder of four young women in Edinburgh. Isobel McArthur, Scotland's first Chief Constable, was the woman responsible for putting him behind bars, but the case has haunted her ever since.

Now, with her retirement approaching, McArthur decides the time has come for answers. To uncover the truth, she revisits the case and interviews Chalmers for the first time in decades. But her decision rips opens old wounds and McArthur is soon caught up in a web of corruption, psychological mind-games and deceit that threatens not only her own life, but those of her fellow officers and even her own daughter.

Tense, gritty and hard-hitting, DARK ROAD is the first ever stage play from bestselling crime writer Ian Rankin, co-written by the Royal Lyceum's Artistic Director Mark Thomson.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781409152644
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 246 g
Dimensions: 139 x 216 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Rankin continues to be unsurpassed among living British crime writers - THE TIMES

Outstanding ... very ambitious and very confident - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

Gritty and hard-hitting, it's the work of a writer at the very top of his game - SUNDAY MIRROR

Genius ... Rankin once again proves himself to be the consummate master of crime - SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY

Rankin's dialogue flows so naturally that it's easy to dismiss his subtler gifts; no one captures the bleak grandeur of Scotland, or the mindset of those charged with upholding its law, in quite the same way - FINANCIAL TIMES

A richly-plotted and densely-textured portrait of modern Scotland and its ills - INDEPENDENT

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