Author(s): Stuart MacBride
A heart-stopping crime thriller from the author of three consecutive No. 1 bestsellers, including Birthdays for the Dead and the DI Logan McRae series. Eight years ago, the Inside Man abducted and killed four women. He left another three in critical condition, their stomachs slit open and a plastic doll stitched inside. Then he disappeared. Until now...Ash Henderson was a Detective Inspector on the initial investigation. Things haven't exactly gone well since: his family has been destroyed, his career is in tatters, and one of Oldcastle's most vicious criminals is making sure he spends the rest of his life in prison. But Dr Alice McDonald has other ideas. When a nurse turns up dead on waste ground behind Blackwall Hill - a doll stitched into her innards - Alice convinces one of the investigating teams to get Ash released and working the case. He's out for as long as he's useful. And if he's out, he can get revenge.
Praise for Stuart MacBride: 'MacBride is the natural heir to the late and much lamented Reginald Hill' Andrew Taylor, Spectator 'MacBride is a damned fine writer - no one does dark and gritty like him' Peter James 'Fierce, unflinching and shot through with the blackest of humour; this is crime fiction of the highest order' Mark Billingham 'Some of the grittiest crime-writing in the field' Independent 'Admirers of tough, modern crime novels will be in seventh heaven - or should that be hell?' Express 'Ferocious and funny' Val McDermid 'Hard-hitting prose with a bone-dry humour and characters you can genuinely believe in, Stuart MacBride's novels are a real treat' Simon Kernick
Stuart MacBride is the No 1 bestselling author of the Logan McRae series and Birthdays for the Dead. The McRae novels have won him the CWA's Dagger in the Library, the Barry Award for Best Debut Novel, and Best Breakthrough Author at the ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards. In 2012 Stuart was inducted into the ITV3 Crime Thriller Hall of Fame. Stuart's other works include Halfhead, a near-future thriller, Sawbones, a novella aimed at adult emergent readers, and several short stories. He lives in the north-east of Scotland with his wife, Fiona and cat, Grendel.