‘Think Jack Reacher fronting Line of Duty’ Ian Rankin
You get away with murder.
In a remote sea loch on the west coast of Scotland, a fisherman vanishes without trace. His remains are never found.
You make people disappear.
A young man jumps from a bridge in Glasgow and falls to his death in the water below. DS Max Craigie uncovers evidence that links both victims. But if he can’t find out what cost them their lives, it won’t be long before more bodies turn up at the morgue…
You come back for revenge.
Soon cracks start to appear in the investigation, and Max’s past hurtles back to haunt him. When his loved ones are threatened, he faces a terrifying choice: let the only man he ever feared walk free, or watch his closest friend die…
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2022 McILVANNEY PRIZE FOR SCOTTISH CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR! Max, Janie and Ross return in the second gripping novel in this explosive Scottish crime series.
Readers LOVE The Blood Tide
‘Line of Duty on steroids… It just never lets up!’ John Barlow
‘The Blood Tide grabs you from page one and doesn’t let go. Be warned: don’t sit down planning to read only a few pages!’ Kate London
‘Tightly plotted, tense and thrilling. Neil Lancaster just gets better and better’ Marion Todd
‘You can’t beat the voice of experience… A rugged tale from a writer who’s done this chilling stuff for real’ Paul Finch
‘A rattlingly good read. The pages practically turn themselves…’ John Sutherland
‘An absolutely thrilling read from a brand-new star of Tartan Noir. Superb.’ Cass Green
‘Authentic to a tee. A story to die for. Characters that leap of all the page-turny pages.’ Imran Mahmood
‘What a gripping page-turner – it kept me guessing until the very end’ Michelle Davies
‘I’ve been hooked on this for a few days. It has it all: action, humour, tightly plotted with the most satisfying of endings!’ Chris McDonald
About the author
NEIL LANCASTER is the No. 1 digital bestselling author of both the Tom Novak and Max Craigie series. His first Craigie novel, Dead Man’s Grave, was longlisted for the 2021 McIlvanney Prize for Best Scottish Crime Book of the Year. The second Craigie novel, The Blood Tide, topped several ebook and audio charts. It was also longlisted for the 2022 McIlvanney Prize and shortlisted for Best New Series at the Dead Good Reader Awards.
Neil served as a military policeman and worked for the Metropolitan Police as a detective, investigating serious crimes in the capital and beyond. As a covert policing specialist, he used all manner of techniques to investigate and disrupt major crime and criminals. He now lives in the Scottish Highlands, writes crime and thriller novels and works as a broadcaster and commentator on true crime documentaries. He is an expert on two Sky Crime TV series, Meet, Marry, Murder and Made for Murder.