DCI Serena Flanagan investigates an apparent suicide and must risk everything to uncover the truth
The gripping new DCI Serena Flanagan thriller from the bestselling author of Those We Left Behind
'Stuart Neville is...a crime-writing star' Mark Billingham
DCI Serena Flanagan is asked to sign off the suicide of a severely disabled businessman. It should be an open and shut case.
But something doesn't feel right, and soon the grieving widow's relationship with a local vicar sounds an alarm. With no evidence to back her up, however, have Serena's instincts led her down the wrong path?
Under pressure at home and ignoring orders from her superiors, she must discover the truth. It's an investigation that may cost Serena her job – and her family.
PRAISE FOR STUART NEVILLE:
'Stuart Neville...never forgets the human heart that beats inside the bleakest darkness'
'In the world of modern crime fiction, Stuart Neville is a supernova...I can't wait to see where he takes me next'
'There's a chilling core to this pitch dark and powerful thriller'
“A crime-writing star”
“What makes Stuart Neville so special is that he never forgets the human heart that beats inside the bleakest darkness”
“There's a chilling core to this pitch dark and powerful thriller”
“Neville goes from strength to strength, giving us a flawed detective who retains her humanity in spite of the dark, bleak landscape of Ulster”
Geoffrey Wansell, Daily Mail
“In the world of modern crime fiction, Stuart Neville is a supernova. I buy his books the day they’re released because I can’t wait to see where he takes me next. And I’m never disappointed”
“Flanagan is a superb creation, one of the most convincing women detectives around”
“DCI Serena Flanagan is a compelling blend of toughness and warmth”
Isabelle Grey, author of The Bad Mother
“Neville gets the female voice just right and has created a fascinating series character in DCI Serena Flanagan. Highly recommended”
Sinead Crowley, author of Can Anybody Help Me?
“DCI Serena Flanagan, the bruised and compassionate hero for whom we’ve all been waiting”
“Another tightly-written thriller from the king of Irish Crime”
“Meticulous in its depiction of ruthless, deeply disturbed and manipulative killer, Neville has given us a thoughtful, atmospheric novel and, in Flanagan, a low-key, all-too-human hero for our times”
Declan Burke, Irish Times
“A gripping tale of evil, despair and redemption”
The Times Crime Club
“With his [Neville’s] ongoing, sympathetic development of this fascinating, complex character, his liking for Serena was apparent in this latest book. I certainly share his desire to allow her to gradually reveal her story, as well as those of her family, and can only hope that it won’t be too long before he treats his readers to the next story in what I hope will be a long series!”
Linda Hepworth, Nudge