The superb new psychological thriller from bestselling author Val
McDermid mixes fiction with one of the most symbolic and exceptional
moments in recent history - the national miners' strike. It seemed like
an unsolvable mystery at the time: a wealthy heiress and son kidnapped
in Fife, then a botched payoff, leaving her dead with no trace of the
child. So when, over twenty-five years later, a possible clue is
discovered by a journalist in Tuscany, cold case expert DI Karen Pirie
doesn't hold much hope of unravelling the infamous enigma. She's
already investigating a case from the same year. At the height of the
miner's strike, Mick Prentice broke ranks to join 'scab'
strike-breakers down south. But new evidence suggests Mick's
disappearance may not be as straightforward as that - and Karen's
investigations take her into a dark domain of secrets, betrayal and the
ultimate violence. Past and present intertwine in a novel of taut
psychological suspense that explores the intersection of greed and desire.
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