A Catherine Berlin Novel
A Bitter Taste, the new Catherine Berlin novel from Annie Hauxwell is fast-paced, addictive crime spiked with grit and grunge.
Treachery becomes a habit.
London is in the grip of a stifling heatwave. The city has slowed to a claustrophobic shuffle. Heroin-addicted investigator Catherine Berlin suffers while working the lowest of investigations: matrimonial.
The city's junkies are in the grip of a drought of a different kind. Sonja Kvist a strung-out ghost from Berlin's past, turns up on her doorstep. Sonja daughter is missing. An unpaid debt leaves Berlin no choice but to take the case of the missing ten-year-old.
Berlin is back. And soon the hunter becomes the hunted: corrupt detectives are on Berlin's tail chasing drugs she doesn't have, a young girl is murdered and the matrimonial case unravels.
And the temperature keeps rising.
A Bitter Taste is addictive, fast-paced crime fiction spiked with grit and grunge.
'Fast-paced and gripping and just perfect for the crime-fiction junkie.' Geelong Advertiser
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Shortlisted • 2014 • Best Adult Crime novel