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Publisher Description

She can’t prove he did it. But she might die trying…

From the Sunday Times No.1 bestselling author of the Logan McRae series, comes a standalone spinoff featuring DS Roberta Steel.

Revenge is a dangerous thing…

Detective Chief Inspector Roberta Steel got caught fitting up Jack Wallace – that’s why they demoted her and quashed his sentence. Now he’s back on the streets and women are being attacked again.

The top brass have made it very clear that if Detective Sergeant Steel goes anywhere near him, she’ll be thrown off the force for good.

But she can’t just do nothing – if she does he’ll keep hurting women. The question is: how much is she willing to sacrifice to stop him?


‘Excellent’ The Times Books of the Year

‘MacBride is blessed with a true skill … talk about a tale with bite’ Sun

‘One of the finest exponents of Tartan Noir … an express train of a story’ Daily Mail

‘Splendid’ Daily Telegraph

‘Laugh-out-loud comic set pieces interweave with crimes of raw depravity’ The Times Crime Club

‘MacBride’s skill in writing about truly terrible things with care and empathy is clear’ Scotsman

Praise for Stuart MacBride:

‘Dark and gripping. A riveting page-turner’ Independent on Sunday

‘MacBride is a damned fine writer’ Peter James

‘A satisfyingly compelling thriller’ Sunday Mirror

‘Skilful storytelling … strong characterisation … both intriguing and engrossing’ Guardian

‘MacBride’s thrillers just keep getting better’ Express

‘Exciting … a guaranteed bestseller’ Literary Review

‘Unmissable … Superb storytelling’ Sun

‘Crime fiction of the highest order’ Mark Billingham

‘A terrific writer … Logan McRae is a delight’ The Times

About the author

Stuart MacBride is the No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author of the Logan McRae and Ash Henderson novels. He’s also published standalones, novellas and short stories as well as a children’s picture book. In 2017 he won Celebrity Mastermind (which surprised him more than anyone) – his specialist subject was the life and major works of A.A. Milne.

Stuart lives in the northeast of Scotland with his wife Fiona, cats Grendel, Gherkin, Onion, and Beetroot, some hens, horses, and a vast collection of assorted weeds.

Crime & Thrillers
2 November

Customer Reviews

Ballroomdiva ,


I think the last reviewer might have read a different book......?
I’m aware that it’s a slightly different format to the other Mc Rae books, but DI Steel is the funniest character I’ve had the pleasure to read about in a long time. I have read all Stuart McBrides books and they’re all brilliant but it was nice to get a book devoted to Roberta..... the mad wee foul mouthed monster she is. However I love Logan and her together.

She Said78 ,

Save your money

...wait until your library gets it in. Not usual Stuart MacBride standard.

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