Author(s): Tana French
The masterful Richard & Judy pick, from the Sunday Times bestselling author.
Winner of the Irish Book Awards Crime Fiction Book of the Year.
'A TRULY GREAT WRITER' Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl
'ONE OF THE BEST CRIME WRITERS WORKING TODAY' Guardian
You can beat one killer. Beating your own squad is a whole other thing.
Being on the Dublin Murder squad is nothing like Detective Antoinette Conway dreamed. Her working life is a stream of thankless cases and harassment. Antoinette is tough, but she's getting close to the breaking point.
The new case looks like a regular lovers' quarrel gone bad. Aislinn Murray is blond, pretty and lying dead next to a table set for a romantic dinner. There's nothing unusual about her - except that Antoinette has seen her somewhere before.
And her death won't stay neat. Other detectives want her to arrest Aislinn's boyfriend, fast. There's a shadowy figure at the end of Antoinette's road. And everything they find out about Aislinn takes her further from the simple woman she seemed to be.
Antoinette knows the harassment has turned her paranoid, but she can't tell just how far gone she is. Is this the case that will make her career - or break it?
'ONE OF THE BEST THRILLER WRITERS WE HAVE' Observer
Winner of Irish Book Awards: Ireland AM Irish Crime Fiction Book of the Year 2016.
Best Crime Title of the Year Daily Mail I'm a huge fan of hers and have read all her novels. -- Cecilia Ahern The Lady Perfect winter reading. Tana French's Dublin Murder Squad series are up there with the most read on our 50 book challenge discussions. This is no surprise since her books offer readers compelling, intelligent thrillers with brilliant characters - including the tough and foul-mouthed detective, Antoinette Conway, the narrator of this twisty and thrilling story. Mumsnet Best books for Christmas A beautifully wrought murder mystery and investigation into what it means to be a murder detective. Mail on Sunday
Tana French grew up in Ireland, Italy, the United States and Malawi. She is the author of In the Woods (winner of the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity and Barry awards for Best First Novel), The Likeness, Faithful Place, Broken Harbour (winner of the LA Times prize for Best Mystery/Thriller) and The Secret Place. She lives in Dublin with her husband and two children. She keeps a website at www.tanafrench.com