The masterful Richard & Judy pick, from the Sunday Times bestselling author. Winner of the Irish Book Awards Crime Fiction Book of the Year. 'One of the best crime writers working today' Guardian Being on the Dublin Murder squad is nothing like Detective Antoinette Conway dreamed. Her working life is a stream of thankless cases and harassment. Antoinette is tough, but she's getting close to the breaking point. The new case looks like a regular lovers' quarrel gone bad. Aislinn Murray is blond, pretty and lying dead next to a table set for a romantic dinner. There's nothing unusual about her - except that Antoinette has seen her somewhere before. And her death won't stay neat. Other detectives want her to arrest Aislinn's boyfriend, fast. There's a shadowy figure at the end of Antoinette's road. And everything they find out about Aislinn takes her further from the simple woman she seemed to be. Antoinette knows the harassment has turned her paranoid, but she can't tell just how far gone she is. Is this the case that will make her career - or break it? Because you can beat a murderer. But you can't beat your whole team .
First-rate . . . her procedural thoroughness takes her deeper and deeper into a wholly convincing portrayal of Dublin police. David Hare Guardian
Tana French ist die junge Bestsellerstimme des anspruchsvollen Kriminalromans. Sie wurde in den USA geboren, wuchs in Irland, Italien und Malawi auf und lebt seit 1990 in Dublin. Tana French machte eine Schauspielausbildung am Trinity College und arbeitet für Theater, Film und Fernsehen.