The second compulsive novel in the DI Lukas Mahler series set against the dark underbelly of Inverness's criminal world from the winner of the Good Housekeeping Novel Writing competition 2016.
'Shadow Man is a harrowing and horrific game of consequences' Val McDermid
THE BRILLIANTLY COMPELLING SECOND NOVEL IN THE DI LUKAS MAHLER SERIES
A skeleton is discovered, buried deep in the earth, on the Farr View Heights construction site. That's nothing new in the Highlands - bones are often discovered in the old graves of Picts and Vikings. But it's not the skull itself that makes the crew stop in horror - it's the bullet hole above the eye-socket.
So begins an investigation that takes DI Lukas Mahler deep into Inverness's criminal underworld - one of organised crime, murder and betrayal - and even deeper into his own harrowing past.
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT MARGARET KIRK'S DEBUT NOVEL SHADOW MAN:
'Kept me on my toes right to the end'
'Another great detective is born'
'Shadow Man has a taut plot, maintains suspense cleverly and is crisply written'
'The city of Inverness is almost a character in its own right'
'A top-notch crime thriller, full of intricate twists with a disturbing insight into the mind of a cold blooded killer'
'Dark and atmospheric, I just couldn't put it down'
Shadow Man is a harrowing and horrific game of consequences
A new star of tartan noir is born. Kirk has written a brilliantly tense, atmospheric debut. I can't wait to read more in this highland crime series
A harrowing tale of two murders set in Inverness. Be prepared to hear more from DI Lukas Mahler and his talented creator. - Good Housekeeping