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Torn

Anne Randall

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Wheeler and Ross, Fiction, Crime & mystery

The third Wheeler and Ross novel, from one of the most exciting new voices in the genre.


A fast-paced, gripping thriller with a shocking twist.

2004
The court case had been harrowing. The fifteen jurors sat in silence while the prosecution produced evidence of how a man with obsessive sado-masochistic fantasies had turned into a killer. Fourteen of the jurors were repulsed. One man was secretly enthralled. A new world of possibility had opened up for him.

2014
When an actress is found dead, the ligature marks suggest that she had been involved in extreme sex games. When DIs Wheeler and Ross begin to investigate her death, they uncover not only an industry with varying degrees of regulation but also a sinister private club where some of Glasgow's elite pay handsomely to indulge their darkest fantasies. Club security is run by Paul Furlan, ex-army veteran and a former adversary of Wheeler. As Wheeler and Ross uncover the secrets and lies surrounding the club, they realise that their investigation is being blocked not just by Furlan but by some of Glasgow's most influential citizens.

Meanwhile Skye Cooper, Scotland's latest indie-rock sensation is playing the final gig of his sell-out tour but his dreams of stardom are on a collision course with the obsession threatening to consume him . . .

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Praise for Torn

  • A super story with a breath-taking ending that leaves you wondering whether the truth is better left unsaid at times. I loved this story and am keen to read more by this author in the future. She is definitely a name to watch! Highly recommended - Eurocrime

  • ...fast paced, exciting and gritty crime debut...fans of Ian Rankin and Val McDermid will be delighted to add a new author to the their must-read list - Candis Magazine

  • Randall has grown in confidence since her debut, and this is as assured and clever a novel of "tartan noir" as you could hope to find - Daily Mail

  • Brilliant - The Sun

  • A well-paced and gripping crime fiction debut - Choice Magazine

  • An outstanding debut - Daily Record

  • For fans of Stuart MacBride, this is a delight to read. A J McCreanor is a welcome addition to the Scottish crime scene. Glasgow is in very dangerous hands - Crimesquad

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