Sirens - Aidan Waits (Paperback)Joseph Knox (author)
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.
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 304 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 28 mm
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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