Author(s): Graeme Macrae Burnet
From the author of the Man Booker-shortlisted His Bloody Project. The methodical but troubled Chief Inspector Georges Gorski visits the wife of a lawyer killed in a road accident, the accident on the A35. The case is unremarkable, the visit routine. Mme Barthelme-alluring and apparently unmoved by the news-has a single question: where was her husband on the night of the accident? The answer might change nothing, but it could change everything. And Gorski sets a course for what can only be a painful truth. But the dead man's reticent son is also looking for answers. And his search will have far more devastating consequences. The Accident on the A35 is the spellbinding follow-up to Graeme Macrae Burnet's debut noir novel The Disappearance of Adele Bedeau.
`Transporting and deliciously frustrating.' * Hannah Kent, on His Bloody Project * `Grabs you by the throat and doesn't let you go.' * Guardian, on His Bloody Project * `Riveting, dark and ingeniously constructed.' * Sunday Times, on His Bloody Project * `Gripping, blackly playful and intelligent.' * The Times, on His Bloody Project * `Graeme Macrae Burnet creates true noir in the mysterious, funny and intelligent The Disappearance of Adele Bedeau.' * The List, Top Scottish Books of the Year *
Graeme Macrae Burnet was born in Kilmarnock, Scotland, and now lives in Glasgow. He won a Scottish Book Trust New Writer's Award in 2013 and the following year he published his debut novel The Disappearance of Adele Bedeau. His Bloody Project, his second novel, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.