The Twilight Time (Paperback)Karen Campbell (author)
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PERFECT FOR FANS OF SUSIE STEINER
You are a police officer. This is what you do. You speak for the dead, and the desperate living.
Anna Cameron is a new Sergeant in the Flexi Unit. On her first day in the new job she discovers she'll be working with her ex, Jamie. In at the deep end emotionally, she's also plunged headlong into the violent underworld of Glasgow's notorious Drag - the haunt of working girls, drug dealers and sad, seedy men.
Cath Worth, Jamie's wife, watches jealously from the sidelines, having given up police work to raise their child. Anna's life could have been hers; hers could have been Anna's. When Cath attempts to get involved in a situation she is no longer equipped or entitled to tackle, the consequences for both women could be far-reaching..
Atmospheric, affecting and beautifully written, THE TWILIGHT TIME is a stunning crime debut from a remarkably talented new writer.
Praise for Karen Campbell
'Gritty as all hell, shot through with black humour and with enough pace and atmosphere to give the likes of Denise Mina a run for their money. All this and the chutzpah to create a seedy and unpleasant superintendent named Rankin!'
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'The plot is wonderful, the characterisation of a family in crisis is both sharp and sympathetic, and the author does not shy away from examining the less palatable aspects of relations between the police and the public'
'I loved it . . . Anna is a great, original character and Karen Campbell has a great way with images'
'Karen Campbell deserves to be admitted to membership of what's becoming a very large club - Scottish crime writers of excellence . . . As to be expected from a former police officer, Campbell portrays her milieu with harsh authenticity, and Anna Cameron is wholly believable in her unheroic role. Glasgow and its citizens are described with vivid passion'
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 284 g
Dimensions: 197 x 143 x 23 mm
Gritty as all hell, shot through with black humour and with enough pace and atmosphere to give the likes of Denise Mina a run for their money. All this and the chutzpah to create a seedy and unpleasant superintendent named Rankin! * Mark Billingham *
powered by stiletto-sharp prose... a pertinent expose of the contamination seeping into lives from prostitution and a drugs economy ruled by money-laundering thugs... also vividly illustrates the physical and emotional damage caused to police officers by the vile reality of their work. * The Herald *
I don't remember the last time that I read a police novel which made me feel that I was spying on that world so much. As a bonus, Campbell happens to be a very talented, natural storyteller. * Morning Star *
Raw, real and so evocative you can almost hear the screams. Bang those drums and get the word out - there's a new writer on the Scottish crime scene and if this debut is a true reflection of her talent then she's going to be huge. * Daily Record *
Campbell's debut is a rare example of a crime novel which, in the energy of the writing and finely observed detail, transcends genre limitations * The List *
I couldn't stop reading. The slow-burn investigation and the car-crash relationships were absolutely compelling... I loved it. * Catriona Macpherson *