The fourteenth William Lorimer book from bestselling author Alex Gray. Glasgow-set crime at its most thrilling.
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'One of the best is Alex Gray' Literary Review
'Intensely exciting and atmospheric' Alexander McCall Smith
'Move over Rebus' Daily Mirror
Crime always hides in the shadows . . .
New Year's Eve should be a time for celebrating. A chance to spend time with loved ones and look forward to the year ahead. For DSI William Lorimer, however, this New Year's Eve will be one that he will never forget. Called to a house after gunshots are reported, the carnage he finds there will have a powerful impact on his life - leaving him questioning his future with Police Scotland.
Meanwhile, the man who eluded police capture during Lorimer's last investigation - the Quiet Release case involving the euthanasia of vulnerable patients - is back, and this time he's aligned with a powerful gangster from Glasgow's underworld.
As Lorimer struggles to return to duty and stop this mystery killer once and for all, he discovers that there are forces high up within Police Scotland that are protecting the gangster that holds the key to finding the man they are looking for. Can Lorimer and his team get a killer off the streets for good before more innocent people die?
Whether you've read them all, or whether you're coming to Alex Gray's highly acclaimed Lorimer series for the very first time, this is the perfect, page-turning winter read if you love Ann Cleeves, Val McDermid or Ian Rankin.
***PRAISE FOR ALEX GRAY***
'Convincing Glaswegian atmosphere and superior writing' The Times
'Brings Glasgow to life in the same way Rankin evokes Edinburgh' Daily Mail
'Exciting, pacy, authentic' Angela Marsons
'Sums up everything that is golden and enthralling about a good book' Fully Booked
Brings Glasgow to life in the same way Ian Rankin evokes Edinburgh - Daily Mail
Few have matched the sustained high quality of [Alex Gray's] output over twelve novels...What she delivers is sound characterisation, convincing Glaswegian atmosphere and superior writing. - The Times
She definitely lives up to the hype . . . It's a fantastic plot, one that has a very interesting and topical debate at the heart of it, and keeps you guessing to the very last few pages . . . This was my first foray with Alex Gray - but it definitely won't be my last. - Press & Journal, Book of the Week (The Darkest Goodbye)
Alex Gray has been building a reputation as one of the most reliable practitioners of crime fiction at work today - Good Book Guide
Alex Gray was born and educated 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. Married with a son and daughter, she now writes full time.
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