The Field of Blood
A child disappears and the police believe two boys are responsible, but rookie journalist Paddy Meehan isn’t so sure…
The first novel in the addictive Paddy Meehan series, from award-winning author Denise Mina. ‘The most exciting crime writer to have emerged in Britain for years’ Ian Rankin In Glasgow, a child goes missing, taken from the front garden of his home. The investigation leads the police to the doors of two young boys.
Paddy Meehan has just started work at a local newspaper where she dreams of becoming an investigative journalist. Although everyone around her believes the boys acted on their own, she is certain there is more to it and begins to ask awkward questions.
But Paddy’s investigation has repercussions she never anticipated. Shunned by those closest to her, she finds herself dangerously alone.
Praise for The Field of Blood
Mina produces something special every time and this book – her finest yet – offers a memorable portrait of her touching heroine, along with the dynamics of the workplace and, especially, the familySunday Telegraph
Mina never fails to engage the reader, taking crime fiction into further territory to challenge and extend our perceptions... [This book] puts Mina into the class of the serious psychological novelistScotland on Sunday