The Less Dead (Paperback)Denise Mina (author)
A woman in search of her birth mother finds a past that holds more questions than answers in this chilling and evocative thriller from the award-winning author of Conviction.
Longlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2022
Shortlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library 2021
Longlisted for the McIlvanney Prize 2021
Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2020
When Margo goes in search of her birth mother for the first time, she meets her aunt, Nikki, instead. Margo learns that her mother, Susan, was a sex worker murdered soon after Margo's adoption. To this day, Susan's killer has never been found.
Nikki asks Margo for help. She has received threatening and haunting letters from the murderer, for decades. She is determined to find him, but she can't do it alone...
A brilliant, thought-provoking and heart-wrenching new thriller about identity and the value of a life, from the award-winning author of The Long Drop and Conviction.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 250 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 23 mm
'This is crime writing of the highest order' - Mark Sanderson, The Times
'More proof that Denise Mina is Britain's best living crime writer' - Charlotte Heathcote, The Sunday Express
'Mina is the most compassionate of crime novelists... a dark and heartfelt novel' - The Mail on Sunday
'Denise Mina is crime-writing royalty' - Val McDermid
'With sophisticated, ingenious plotting, this is a real read-in-one-go book. If you haven't yet discovered Denise Mina, you're in for a treat!' - Good Housekeeping on Conviction
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I’d like to thank Random House UK, Vintage and NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to read ‘The Less Dead’ by Denise Mina in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.
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