Set in Dundee, Scotland's fourth largest city, this fast-paced crime novel features Polish detective Sergeant Dania Gorska.
Volatile times in the city of discovery . . .
DS Dania Gorska is a stranger in a foreign land. Born in Poland and transferred from London to Dundee's specialist crime division, she is called upon to investigate a series of grotesque killings where the victims are first brutally murdered and then displayed in a bizarre manner. Although seemingly unrelated, clues point to the victims having been members of a local druidic cult.
While solving these murders is Dania's priority, she finds herself increasingly drawn to the case of two runaway teenage girls. But when she learns they were also members of the same druid group she becomes convinced their disappearance is linked to the murders.
And, despite what the evidence suggests, Dania starts to fear that the girls have not run away but are actually the newest, undiscovered victims of the killer . . .
Praise for Hania Allen
'Nicely nasty in all the right places, this is an assured debut by Hania Allen... The story rattles along until bringing the curtain down with an unnerving twist' - Craig Robertson
'Captivating characters and an intriguing plot. A great new find for crime fans' - Lin Anderson
'Pitch-perfect . . . a witty, tense crime novel written in a highly readable style' Russel D McLean
Pitch-perfect, combined with a clever mystery, but more than that, it's a witty, tense crime novel written in a highly readable style - Russel D McLean, author of the J McNee detective series
Nicely nasty in all the right places, this is an assured debut by Hania Allen... The story rattles along until bringing the curtain down with an unnerving twist - Craig Robertson, author of Cold Grave, Random, and Witness the Dead
Captivating characters and an intriguing plot. A great new find for crime fans - Lin Anderson, author of the Rhona MacLeod crime series