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  • Published: 9 July 2024
  • ISBN: 9781787334762
  • Imprint: Jonathan Cape
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $34.99


From #1 Sunday Times bestseller Irvine Welsh, the brand new novel in the CRIME series featuring former detective Ray Lennox


Ray Lennox is determined to move on from his darkest days. The maverick former detective has left Edinburgh for a fresh start in Brighton. Soon, his fixations and addictions have been replaced with quiet evenings and a rigorous fitness regime.

Then Lennox meets Mathew Cardingworth. Rich, smooth-talking and immaculately dressed, he presents himself as a successful, and respectable, property developer. Yet their encounter reawakens memories that have haunted Lennox for decades, sending him into a spiral of confusion and rage.

Lennox has no choice – he must confront the events of his childhood. But the more he identifies the links between Cardingworth, the disappearance of a group of foster care boys and the violence of his past, the more he finds himself asking:

What will he sacrifice to achieve resolution at last?

  • Published: 9 July 2024
  • ISBN: 9781787334762
  • Imprint: Jonathan Cape
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $34.99

About the author

Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh is the author of eleven previous novels and four books of shorter fiction. He currently lives in Chicago.



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Resolution continues the industrially gritty travails of Ray Lennox… slowly developing into one of Welsh’s most enigmatic, enduring and intriguing characters

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A triumph . . . A great, redemptive book . . . it leaves you wanting more, much more

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