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From the UK no.1 bestselling author, a brilliant page-turning new thriller that will keep you gripped and guessing until the very last page.

A terrifying secret. A missing girl.

As dawn breaks on a snowy February morning, a refrigerated lorry is found parked in the heart of London's Chinatown. Inside twelve women are discovered - all dead from hypothermia.

But when DC Max Wolfe looks in the cab of truck, he finds thirteen passports.

One woman has survived. Where is she? And what sort of danger is she in?

The hunt for her will take Max into the dark heart of a terrifying world where nothing and nobody is safe ...

Reviews

Parsons is superb. He produces a riveting story from an unedifying subject which grips from start to finish. It horrifies, informs and thrills , and you cannot turn away until the very last page. Now that’s how a book should be

On: Yorkshire

this is crime writing to die for

GQ

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781784755331

    March 19, 2018

    Arrow

    432 pages

    RRP $26.00

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Extract

The first thing they took was her passport.

The man jumped down from the cab of the lorry and snapped his fingers at her.

Click-click.

She already had her passport in her hands, ready for her first encounter with authority, and as she held it out to the man she saw, in the weak glow of the Belgrade streetlights, that he had a small stack of passports. They were not all burgundy red like her Serbian passport. These passports were green and blue and bright red – passports from everywhere. The man slipped her passport under the rubber band that held the passports together and he slipped them into the pocket of his thick winter coat. She had expected to keep her passport.

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