Past Lying Past Lying

Past Lying

The twisty new Karen Pirie thriller, now a major ITV series

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Publisher Description

KAREN PIRIE RETURNS. A MASTERFUL THRILLER BY THE NO.1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER VAL MCDERMID

THE HEART-POUNDING NEW NOVEL IN THE KAREN PIRIE SERIES, NOW A MAJOR ITV SERIES STARRING LAUREN LYLE

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'Another jewel in Val McDermid's crown' MICK HERRON

'A must-read for anyone who enjoys top-knotch crime fiction' YOURS

'A chilling, twisting triumph. Past Lying is a classic mystery' CHRIS WHITAKER

Edinburgh, haunted by the ghosts of its many writers, is also the cold case beat of DCI Karen Pirie. So she shouldn't be surprised when an author's manuscript appears to be a blueprint for an actual crime.

Karen can't ignore the plot's chilling similarities to the unsolved case of an Edinburgh University student who vanished from her own doorstep. The manuscript seems to be the key to unlocking what happened to Lara Hardie, but there's a problem: the author died before he finished it.

As Karen digs deeper, she uncovers a spiralling game of betrayal and revenge, where lies are indistinguishable from the truth and with more than one unexpected twist . . .

The Queen of Crime Val McDermid is at the top of her game in her most gripping and fiendishly clever case yet.

Praise for Val McDermid

'McDermid is at her considerable best' GUARDIAN

'Irresistible' PATRICIA CORNWELL

'A brilliant novel by a supremo of the genre' PETER JAMES

'Outstanding' SPECTATOR

'Another masterpiece' DAVID BALDACCI

'Sensational. One of Britain's most accomplished writers' SUNDAY EXPRESS

'Wickedly entertaining' DAILY MAIL

GENRE
Crime & Thrillers
RELEASED
2023
12 October
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
464
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown Book Group
SIZE
1.7
MB

Customer Reviews

LauraM2213 ,

As always

Amazing as always.

juliegav ,

Great read!

Great story, really enjoyed the story and the twist. Characters and sub plots were really good. Looking forward to the next one.

Irrate! Very! ,

Undignified

I’ve read several of this authors books.
I believe this novel would have been more enjoyable had she not felt the need to write it around Covid.
After all,don’t we read fiction to escape reality?

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