A taut psychological thriller from the bestselling author behind the popular Wire in the Blood TV series When career criminal Jack Farlowe's body is found washed-up on a Suffolk shore, it looks to the police like a clear-cut case. Broken-hearted at his daughter's death, he has drowned himself – good riddance and one less crime to solve, according to CID. Then again, maybe not. For, one by one, Farlowe's enemies are being killed. And the horrific manner of their deaths makes drowning look like a day at the beach…
'No one compares to McDermid… Manchester's answer to Thomas Harris' Guardian 'Val McDermid is a roaring Ferrari amid the crowded traffic on the crime-writing road' Independent 'McDermid's capacity to enter the warped mind of a deviant criminal is shiveringly convincing' The Times
Val McDermid grew up in a Scottish mining community and then read English at Oxford. She was a journalist for sixteen years, spending the last three as Northern Bureau Chief of a national Sunday tabloid. She is now a full-time writer and divides her time between Cheshire and Northumberland.