Scottish detective Alice Rice puts her career—and life—on the line in this “excellent crime novel” from the author of No Sorrow to Die (Scottish Field).
When the body of a half-clothed woman is discovered in an Edinburgh park, a murder investigation is launched. The victim has not been reported missing, and there are few clues to her identity. Soon after, the naked corpse of a prominent clergyman is found, also in a park. DS Alice Rice wonders if the same killer is at work, and if so, what is the connection between the apparently motiveless attacks? The Road to Hell, the fifth in the series, takes the policewoman to new personal depths along a trail that leads to some of Edinburgh’s darkest and scariest corners.
“Ian Rankin made it his way to be familiar with the workings of the police force—Gillian Galbraith’s background is in the legal profession and brings the same authority to her writing and the same ability to bring the city to life . . . We’ve also got a very compelling protagonist in DS Alice Rice.” —The Bookbag