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The Skeleton Road

by Val McDermid

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 world of intrigue and betrayal, spanning the dark days of the Balkan Wars.

Karen’s search for answers brings her to a small village in Croatia, a place scarred by fear, where people have endured unspeakable acts of violence. 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 . . .

Atmospheric, spine-chilling and brimming with intrigue and suspense, this is Val McDermid’s richest and most accomplished psychological thriller to date.

 

‘The book is gripping, thought-provoking and original – a tour de force.’  Literary Review

‘A tense, intelligent and unusual thriller.’  Sunday Mirror

The Skeleton Road is McDermid back to doing what she does best: dispensing utterly riveting crime fiction…the real coup of the book is new detective Karen Pirie, who joins McDermid’s well-stocked gallery of distinctive characters.’  Daily Express


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02 September, 2014

About Val McDermid

Val McDermid is a No.1 bestseller, translated into more than thirty languages, with over two million copies sold in the UK and over ten million worldwide. Val has won many awards internationally, including the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel of the year and the the Stonewall Writer of the Year Award. In 2011, Val was the recipient of the Pioneer Award at the 23rd Annual Lambda Literary Awards. In 2010, she was awarded the prestigious CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger. This followed her induction into the Hall of Fame at the ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards in 2009, the same year in which she was elected to an Honorary Fellowship at St Hilda's College, Oxford.

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