***THE MILLION-COPY BESTSELLING DETECTIVE SERIES***
'One of the best is Alex Gray' Literary Review
'Intensely exciting and atmospheric' Alexander McCall Smith
'Move over Rebus' Daily Mirror
Eric Chalmers is one of the most popular teachers at Muirpark Secondary School in Glasgow. Gentle and kind, he is the person the students come to when they want to confide in someone. So when precocious teenager Julie Donaldson accuses Chalmers of rape, the school goes into shock. How could a deeply religious family man like Chalmers do anything like that? With some students and teachers supporting Julie, and others standing by Chalmers, life at Muirpark is far from harmonious. And then things get much worse - Julie Donaldson goes missing, and the police are called in.
For DCI William Lorimer, this is the second missing persons case in a week. He's been having sleepless nights about a toddler who has been missing for several days - with each day, the likelihood of her being found alive diminishes. Julie's disappearance adds a further burden to Lorimer's already overstretched workload.
With hope fading, it becomes a breakneck race against time to find both missing girls.
Whether you've read them all, or whether you're coming to Alex Gray's highly acclaimed Lorimer series for the very first time, this is the perfect, page-turning winter read if you love Ann Cleeves, Val McDermid or Ian Rankin.
***PRAISE FOR ALEX GRAY***
'Convincing Glaswegian atmosphere and superior writing' The Times
'Brings Glasgow to life in the same way Rankin evokes Edinburgh' Daily Mail
'Exciting, pacy, authentic' Angela Marsons
'Sums up everything that is golden and enthralling about a good book' Fully Booked