Publication Date: 06/07/2023 ISBN: 9781529422481 Category:

Prey for the Shadow

Javier Cercas, Anne McLean

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Publication Date: 06/07/2023 ISBN: 9781529422481 Category:


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The mayor of Barcelona is being blackmailed.

A sex tape from her student days – one she never knew existed. The price: 300,000 euros and her immediate resignation.

A political chameleon who swept to power on a populist wave, she has her enemies. Nor can she trust those closest to her. Both her ex-husband and her deputy would profit from her fall.

Melchor Marin, living a quiet life in Terra Alta, is tempted back to Barcelona to work the case. But what seemed a simple matter has its roots in far more serious and disturbing crimes.

With the mayor on the verge of capitulation, a shock revelation changes everything – not least the course of Melchor’s life. At long last, his heart’s dark desire is in his grasp.

Praise for Even the Darkest Night

“A gem of a book, easily the best I’ve read this year” M W Craven

“A wonderful novel. I look forward to many more Melchor stories” A N Wilson

“The first in what promises to be an excellent series” Guardian

Translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean

Publisher Review

This novel is not just good, it's great -- Alvaro Colomer * Diari Ara * Cercas' best. A terrific novel -- Jose Maria Pozuelo Yvancos * ABC Cultural * The new Cercas shines brightly -- Jordi Amat * La Vanguardia * A courageous Javier Cercas seeks to give an allegorical dimension to social observation, and succeeds ... a committed moral novel and belligerent tale of denunciation -- Santos Sanz Villanueva * Zenda Libros *

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