The Scorpion's Head - Walter Presents (Paperback)
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The Scorpion's Head - Walter Presents (Paperback)

(author), (translator)
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Paperback 320 Pages
Published: 07/10/2021
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Longlisted for the CWA Crime Fiction in Translation Prize 2022

Something bad happened to that child. And it was because of you.

When Gaelle wakes up, the nightmare begins. She is lying injured in a psychiatric hospital in Berlin, with no memory of the tense holiday weekend she has just spent with her family. Her son is in a coma in a different hospital - and the police think she tried to kill him. Gaelle is sure she is innocent. But can she prove it?

Michael is a contract killer working for Scorpio, a shadowy organisation of hitmen led by the ruthless Dolores. Any agent who breaks the rules signs their own death warrant. When his latest assignment stirs up old memories, Michael refuses to do the job - and starts to run for his life. Soon, both Gaelle and Michael will discover exactly what they are capable of doing to survive.

Publisher: Pushkin Press
ISBN: 9781782277484
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Fast-paced... this intriguing story by the Flemish crime writer Hilde Vandermeeren is a reminder that there is a whole continent of thrills to discover beyond Scandinavia - The Times, Best New Thrillers

[A] dark, twisty tale... written by a psychologist who is also a truly gifted storyteller - Daily Mail

Hilde Vandermeeran weaves a smart tale - Adam LeBor, Financial Times

The pages fly by... plenty of twists and turns - Irish Times

... A small masterpiece packed with tension, menace and truly original characters... Everything in the story bears the hallmark of first-class writing, from vivid cinematic scenes to gritty plot. The only downside is it will leave you impatient for her next book - Daily Mail

An expertly constructed crime novel with a beautiful international dimension. Vandermeeren is one of our greatest talents in the genre - De Standaard

A fantastic thriller that you want to read in one sitting - Het Nieuwsblad

A real page turner. You thunder at breakneck speed through a story that makes a lasting impression - Krant Van West-Vlaanderen

A compelling psychological page-turner and action-full yarn of great efficiency - Crime Time

'Fast and funny but full of jeopardy, this is part psychological drama, part high octane chase thriller and it's a 100% treat. A zippy and intelligent, if strange, plot bolstered by strong characters and a healthy dose of intrigue, betrayal, revenge and violence' - NB Magazine

'When you start this book you won't want to put it down. Great stuff' - The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland

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