The Skeleton Road
‘Gripping, thought-provoking and original – a tour-de-force’ Literary Review
When a skeleton is discovered hidden at the top of a crumbling, gothic building in Edinburgh, Detective Chief Inspector Karen Pirie is faced with the unenviable task of identifying the bones. As Karen’s investigation gathers momentum, she is drawn deeper into a dark world of intrigue and betrayal.
Meanwhile, someone is taking the law into their own hands in the name of justice and revenge — but when present resentment collides with secrets of the past, the truth is more shocking than anyone could have imagined . . .
An atmospheric, chilling mystery from the number one bestseller.
If you enjoyed The Skeleton Road, don’t miss the first in a new series from the Queen of Crime. 1979 is out now, introducing the unforgettable Allie Burns.
Praise for Val McDermid:
‘It grabs the reader by the throat and never lets go’ Daily Mail
‘As good a psychological thriller as it is possible to get’ Sunday Express
‘One of today’s most accomplished crime writers’ Literary Review
‘McDermid remains unrivalled’ Observer
‘The queen of crime is still at the top of her game’ Independent
This is the third book in the bestselling Karen Pirie series.
Val McDermid, what a diva of crime! ... an acute and credible psychological thriller - Sunday Examiner on The Vanishing Point As ever, McDermid's gift for taking ordinary, everyday events and giving them a sinister twist, plus her keen observations of human nature, make for a truly gripping tale - Sunderland Echo on Cross and Burn
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