The Skeleton Road
When a skeleton is discovered hidden at the top of a crumbling, gothic building in Edinburgh, Detective Chief Inspector Karen Pirie is faced with the unenviable task of identifying the bones. As Karen's investigation gathers momentum, she is drawn deeper into a dark world of intrigue and betrayal.
Meanwhile, someone is taking the law into their own hands in the name of justice and revenge -- but when present resentment collides with secrets of the past, the truth is more shocking than anyone could have imagined . . .
From number one bestseller, Val McDermid comes an atmospheric, spine-chilling tour de force -- her richest and most accomplished psychological thriller to date.
The book is gripping, thought-provoking and original - a tour de force (Literary Review)A tense, intelligent and unusual thriller (Sunday Mirror)The Skeleton Road is McDermid back to doing what she does best: dispensing utterly riveting crime fiction...the real coup of the book is new detective Karen Pirie, who joins McDermid's well-stocked gallery of distinctive characters (Daily Express)An intriguing mystery to thrill whodunit fans (Bella)A gripping read (Good Housekeeping)With considerable skill, McDermid juggles serious themes with great assurance, and there are set pieces that are as good as anything she has written (Independent)Once again McDermid delivers a faultless performance (The Times)Atmospheric and chillingly disturbing (Irish Independent) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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