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Don't miss the electrifying new Karen Pirie thriller - STILL LIFE is out now

'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
August 24
Little, Brown Book Group

Customer Reviews

Ronmet1 ,

A little disappointing

There are some very good points in this book. I like the idea of getting to know the crime team. However there wasn’t any what I would call couldn’t put the book down points.
This is the first book I have read by this author, so I accept I had not followed the characters from the first book.

Cushla cakes ,


Totally awful ending. Makes you annoyed you bothered reading it.

Kerryt6 ,

Well. Just brilliant.

It started slowly but in the end I was transfixed. Wow, just wow. I’m not saying anymore. Just read it.

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