Still Life (Paperback)Val McDermid (author)
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The breathtaking new DCI Karen Pirie thriller from the peerless Val McDermid finds the maverick detective reopening a case from a decade before when a body is suddenly pulled from the sea.
Longlisted for the McIlvanney Prize 2021
Longlisted for the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2021
The bodies never stay buried forever ...
On a freezing winter morning, fishermen pull a body from the sea. It is quickly discovered that the dead man was the prime suspect in a decade-old investigation, when a prominent civil servant disappeared without trace. DCI Karen Pirie was the last detective to review the file and is drawn into a sinister world of betrayal and dark secrets.
But Karen is already grappling with another case, one with even more questions and fewer answers. A skeleton has been discovered in an abandoned campervan and all clues point to a killer who never faced justice - a killer who is still out there.
In her search for the truth, Karen uncovers a network of lies that has gone unchallenged for years. But lies and secrets can turn deadly when someone is determined to keep them hidden for good ...
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 360 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 40 mm
'The sense of McDermid's books getting entangled with real life is particularly powerful' - The Times
'Still Life shows that she is still at the height of her powers ... deeply enjoyable, one of her best' - The Scotsman
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“A gripping thriller of secrets, lies and deceit!”
I’d like to thank Grove Atlantic and NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to read ‘Still Life’ by Val McDermid in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.
DCI Karen Pirie is in charge of Police Scotland’s... More
“Another McDermid Masterclass”
Still Life is another Val McDermid masterclass of crime writing. Currently there is no better crime fiction writer than McDermid, and she never rests on her laurels, always looking to improve. There are those literary... More
“A beautifully plotted and very well told tale”
I’ve read and really enjoyed all the Karen Pirie books to date, but none as much as this one. The stars seemed to have aligned for Still Life and the prose in this novel flows like a sparkling stream with dazzling... More
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