A perfectly paced, atmospheric mystery, Glasgow Kiss gets to the beating heart of this Scottish city and features the most dynamic Scottish detective since Rebus.
Eric Chalmers is one of the most popular teachers at Muirpark Secondary School in Glasgow. Gentle and kind, he is the person the students come to when they want to confide in someone. So when precocious teenager Julie Donaldson accuses Chalmers of rape, the school goes into shock. How could a deeply religious family man like Chalmers do anything like that? With some students and teachers supporting Julie, and others standing by Chalmers, life at Muirpark is far from harmonious. And then things get much worse - Julie Donaldson goes missing, and the police are called in.
For DCI William Lorimer, this is the second missing persons case in a week. He s been having sleepless nights about a toddler who has been missing for several days - with each day, the likelihood of her being found alive diminishes. Julie s disappearance adds a further burden to Lorimer s already overstretched workload. With hope fading, it becomes a breakneck race against time to find both missing girls.
Gray does a fine job - Sydney Morning Herald
This is a well-constructed crime novel that also provides atmospheric descriptions of the dark side of Glasgow and the various tensions that exist in a vibrant city where wealth and poverty exist side by side. The characters are well defined and the book builds to good climax. - Canberra Times
Engrossing and convincing mystery, elegantly yet efficiently told, showing once more that Gray is a writer worth investigating - Scottish Daily Express
Alex Gray is the Sunday Times bestselling author of the Detective William Lorimer series. Born and raised in Glasgow, she has been awarded the Scottish Association of Writers' Constable and Pitlochry trophies for her crime writing and is the co-founder of the international Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Festival.
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