Sirens - Aiden Waits (Hardback)Joseph Knox (author)
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It starts with the girl. How it ends is up to Detective Aidan Waits.
Isabelle Rossiter has run away again.
When Aidan Waits, a troubled junior detective, is summoned to her father’s penthouse home – he finds a manipulative man, with powerful friends.
But retracing Isabelle’s steps through a dark, nocturnal world, Waits finds something else. An intelligent seventeen-year-old girl who’s scared to death of something. As he investigates her story, and the unsolved disappearance of a young woman just like her, he realizes Isabelle was right to run away.
Soon Waits is cut loose by his superiors, stalked by an unseen killer and dangerously attracted to the wrong woman. He’s out of his depth and out of time.
How can he save the girl, when he can't even save himself?
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 645 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 34 mm
"Knox presents the city as pungently and uncompromisingly as Ian Rankin does Edinburgh" - Guardian
"Jumps straight into the top league of English noir." - The Times
"A noir in that great tradition of the American writers James M Cain and Dashiel Hammet ... it reminded me a bit of Chandler's LA, the whole city is corrupt, the authority figures are as bad as the criminals." - Jake Kerridge on Open Book, Radio 4
"A firecracker of a crime tale. His writing is taut, atmospheric and studded with eye-catching descriptions. An arresting new talent." - Metro
"Razor-sharp urban noir - very special indeed." - Lee Child
"Sirens is a powerhouse of noir. Joseph Knox owns Manchester and paints it in all its grimy colours." - Val McDermid
"Thrilling, breathless stuff" - Observer
"The dark, gritty underbelly of Manchester is captured with eviscerating authenticity in this debut ... This is urban noir at its freshest and most ferocious." Daily Mail
"Manchester throbs with lowlife in this startling debut ... a page-turner with a beating heart. I loved it." -- Sarah Hilary
"This is an excellent read; it feels both classic and completely new and is remarkably assured for a first outing." Stylist
"Gripping, powerfully compelling debut" Daily Express
"Waits' first fictional outing is a shadowy, disturbing narrative and once you start reading it's hard to resist the call. Sirens is the best British crime debut of the last five years." Crimescene Magazine
"A fierce, assured and utterly compelling debut ... A Ross MacDonald for the 21st century." -- Stav Sherez
"Great read. A powerful piece of Manchester noir, brutal, poignant and dark as tar." -- Cath Staincliffe
"Fresh and darkly stylish, Sirens is a striking debut that marks the arrival of a major new crime writing talent." -- Chris Ewan
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