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'One of the most surprising twists you'll read this year. Outstanding' Irish Independent

'Engrossing . . . a colossal reminder of just why McDermid has been the queen of crime for three decades' Heat

'Murdered people don't kill themselves . . .'

A quiet night on a country road. The stillness shattered by a car engulfed in flames, and a burned body discovered in the driver's seat. As the investigation unfolds, DCI Carol Jordan and psychological profiler Tony Hill quickly realise that this is more than just a tragic accident. And so begins the hunt for a truly terrifying killer, someone who believes he is invisible, untraceable and untouchable.

As other victims are found to have met the same terrible fate, and with more women at risk, Tony and Carol are drawn into a dark and twisted web of fear and revenge that will force them to question their own ideas of justice . . .

Discover the pulse-pounding novel from the inimitable queen of crime and number one bestseller, Val McDermid, featuring two of the most iconic and unforgettable characters in crime fiction: Tony Hill and Carol Jordan


Praise for Queen of Crime Val McDermid:

'It grabs the reader by the throat and never lets go' Daily Mail

'So gripping it puts your life on hold' The Times

'As good a psychological thriller as it is possible to get' Sunday Express

'One of today's most accomplished crime writers' Literary Review

'McDermid remains unrivalled' Observer

'No one can tell a story like she can' Daily Express

Crime & Thrillers
24 August
Little, Brown Book Group
Hachette Australia Pty Ltd

Customer Reviews

Radarread ,


Another excellent novel from Val.

Mumma Bez ,

Insidious Intent

WOW ! Just, WOW

Ronrick ,


I adore this series but this one was flat, not the usual page turner that you can't put down (like every single other book in this series). Well written as always but dull.

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