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After an elderly woman is attacked and dies, Maureen O’Donnell investigates the suspicious behaviour of the victim’s son…

A FAMILY DIVIDED. A SECRET THAT COULD KILL.

From the two-time winner of the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award

Maureen O’Donnell is facing the darkest episode in her life. The psychologist who murdered her boyfriend is up for trial, with Maureen as the reluctant star witness, and her abusive father has arrived back in Glasgow. On top of it all, she has become embroiled in someone else’s family feud.

When an elderly market stallholder dies after a brutal beating, Maureen suspects the woman’s son. She soon discovers that his health club is a front for a far less respectable establishment. As her court appearance approaches, Maureen is under threat once again, and this time she has very few protectors…

Reviews

Denise Mina is proving to be one of the finest crime writers of her generation

Daily Express

A riveting story with characters who leap from the page fully formed, wonderfully realistic dialogue and the outcome in doubt until the final pages

Daily Telegraph

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    9781784709501

    March 5, 2019

    Vintage

    448 pages

    RRP $19.99

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    9781473561731

    July 5, 2018

    Vintage Digital

    448 pages

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