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DI Jack Lennon and DCI Serena Flanagan must join forces to investigate a series of murders reaching back decades

DI Jack Lennon and DCI Serena Flanagan must join forces to investigate a series of murders reaching back decades

Rea Carlisle inherits a house from an uncle she never knew – and with it a leather-bound book containing fingernails, locks of hair and a list of victims.

Horrified, Rea turns to the only person she can think of: old flame DI Jack Lennon. But Lennon has his own troubles, and they only get worse when a brutal murder places him in the crosshairs of one of the force's toughest detectives: DCI Serena Flanagan.

Lennon soon realises that running isn't an option, and an alliance with Flanagan is the only way to find a killer with nothing left to lose.

'A thriller writer at the top of his game'
Sunday Independent

'Packs a real punch'
Guardian
'Neville's best yet'
Sunday Mirror

'Confirms Neville's place in the first division of crime writers'
Spectator

Reviews

Gripping from start to finish. Neville's economical yet nuanced prose style drives the plot forward at breakneck speed while building complex characters with the deftness that defines a thriller writer at the top of his game

Sunday Independent

Deftly plotted, fast paced and the denouement packs a real punch

Laura Wilson, Guardian

This pacey, exciting thriller is Neville's best yet

Sunday Mirror

Crisply written and fast-moving, the novel has a brutal honesty that confirms Neville's place in the first division of crime writers

Spectator

Crime fiction doesn't get much better

Lee Child

What makes Stuart Neville so special is that he never forgets the human heart that beats inside the bleakest darkness

Val McDermid

Succinct and pacy storytelling stretched taut across a morass of unresolved tensions and motives for murder that don’t necessarily fit the prevailing post-peace process narrative. Lennon could well serve as a poster boy for conflict resolution, a deeply flawed man who has in the past been his own worst enemy and is now battered and scarred, physically and emotionally, as he pursues truth and justice by any means necessary

Irish Times

This is crime fiction right out of the top drawer. The dialogue throughout the book snaps and jitters with electricity, and as the climax unfolds nothing will be able to make you put the book down. The elements of pity, humanity and compassion are never far under the swirling surface action of this novel, and it will certainly be put on my ‘best of 2014' shelf

Crimefictionlover

Neville is back with a bang… Just as captivating as the previous novels… I loved everything about the book

Ulster Tatler

Neville, who was heaped with praise for his first book, has managed to keep the good stuff coming, and his new novel shows no sign of a dip in performance

Sunday Business Post

With a sure grasp of the mechanics of suspense, Neville’s real coup is his multifaceted and conflicted protagonists

Good Book Guide

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780099578376

    September 1, 2015

    Vintage

    336 pages

    RRP $24.00

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  • EBook

    9781448138487

    July 17, 2014

    Vintage Digital

    336 pages

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