Sirens - Aidan Waits (Paperback)
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Sirens - Aidan Waits (Paperback)

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Published: 28/12/2017
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Waterstones Thriller of the Month for January 2018

'Jumps straight into the top league of English noir.' - The Times

Damaged, unsure, irresponsible: Detective Constable Aidan Waits is the wrong man for this job and he knows it. A teenager is missing and he is assigned to find her, lost somewhere in the drugs and lies of underworld Manchester.

From his glittering glass eyrie above the city streets, the girl’s MP father calls the shots; from the gutter, Waits crawls blindly into the darkness, his path shadowed by a conspiracy of the deepest sanctioned evil.

A hypnotic sense of place and an almost dreamlike malevolence sets Joseph Knox’s urban noir debut apart: its sequel, The Smiling Man, was published in 2018.

Joseph Knox was born and raised in and around Stoke and Manchester, where he worked in bars and bookshops before moving to London. He reads, writes and runs compulsively. 

Read a Waterstones exclusive interview with Joseph Knox, discussing his debut novel Sirens.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781784162146
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 304 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Knox presents the city as pungently and uncompromisingly as Ian Rankin does Edinburgh - Guardian

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

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“Fantastic, Gritty!”

A dark, gritty, dirty and drug infused read set in Manchester.

This is a book you will hear yourself saying just one more chapter then all of a sudden you have completely finished. This book kept me on the edge of my... More

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Rob

“Fast and furious but lacking soul..”

Joseph Knox is one of a new breed of crime writers creating gritty stories based around the northern industrial gang ridden Manchester belt. What he does he does extremely well exposing vice and corruption in the... More

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“Quicksand”

Starting the book is like taking a walk in boggy marsh land ... and before you know it you're stuck in quicksand ... You want to get out of it, away from the book and resume with your daily chores but its mood... More

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