WINNER OF THE BLOODY SCOTLAND SCOTTISH CRIME DEBUT OF THE YEAR 2020
'Gritty and close to the bone, Hold Your Tongue is a compelling, addictive read that I devoured in one sitting.' Lisa Hall, bestselling author of Between You and Me
In the run up to Christmas, a serial killer stalks the streets of Aberdeen . . .
A brutal murder.
A young woman's body is discovered with horrifying injuries, a recent newspaper cutting pinned to her clothing.
A detective with everything to prove.
This is her only chance to redeem herself.
A serial killer with nothing to lose.
He's waited years, and his reign of terror has only just begun . . .
Introducing the fragile but feisty DI Eve Hunter, HOLD YOUR TONGUE is your new obsession.
Readers can't stop talking about HOLD YOUR TONGUE:
***** 'Without a doubt the best police procedural I have read in a long time'
***** '[Deborah Masson] has a long and bright future ahead if this book is anything to go by'
***** 'Addictive from the first page to the last [...] If you read only one book this year make it this one'
'Tense, edge-of-your-seat stuff' - Emma Curtis, bestselling author of The Night You Left
'Expertly paced, intriguing and with a strong emotional kick - this is a great start to a fab new detective series' - SJI Holliday, author of Violet
'A tense debut in which the past and present collide with devastating consequences. I hope to read more of DI Eve Hunter' - Mari Hannah, author of The Lost
Don't miss the exclusive sneak peek of Deborah Masson's second thriller featuring DI Eve Hunter, OUT FOR BLOOD - first chapter available in the HOLD YOUR TONGUE ebook!
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
From the moment the first body is revealed, it’s clear Hold Your Tongue isn’t a read for the faint-hearted. Gruesome and exactingly described, the case of a young woman’s death draws us into the world of DI Eve Hunter as she fights to understand the killer’s motives and reason for removing the victim’s tongue. In her debut, Deborah Masson has a bold narrative style and a feisty heroine. Troubled but determined, we’re quickly rooting for the Aberdeen-based detective. The Scottish city has the epitaph ‘The Granite City’ and readers might understand why from the dark, gritty and cold portrayal of the murder’s setting.