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Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781472276254

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 4th August 2022

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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Two victims. Nothing connects them, except that someone buried them in the exact same way.
Seven hundred years apart.

An archaeological dig at the old South Leith parish kirkyard has turned up a mysterious body dating from around seven hundred years ago. Some suspect that this gruesome discovery is a sacrifice, placed there for a specific purpose.

Then a second body is unearthed. This victim went missing only thirty years ago – but the similarities between her death and the ancient woman’s suggest something even more disturbing.

Drawn into the investigation, Inspector McLean finds himself torn between a worrying trend of violent drug-related deaths and uncovering what truly connects these bodies. When a third body is discovered, and too close for comfort, he begins to suspect dark purpose at play – and that whoever put them there is far from finished.

Praise for James Oswald:

‘The new Ian Rankin Daily Record

Creepy, gritty and gruesomeSunday Mirror

‘Crime fiction’s next big thingSunday Telegraph

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Crime fiction's next big thing
Sunday Telegraph
Oswald's writing is in a class above most
Daily Express
Creepy, gritty and gruesome
Sunday Mirror
The new Ian Rankin
Daily Record
Hugely enjoyable
Mirror
Oswald is among the leaders in the new batch of excellent Scottish crime writers
Daily Mail

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