The Skeleton Road

Val McDermid ( and will need little introduction to her many fans or to the readers of these reviews. Her new stand alone book has been published in September of 2014 and the summary is as follows: When a skeleton is discovered hidden at the top of a crumbling, gothic building in Edinburgh, Detective Chief Inspector Karen Pirie is faced with the unenviable task of identifying the bones. As Karen’s investigation gathers momentum, she is drawn deeper into a world of intrigue and betrayal, spanning the dark days of the Balkan Wars. Karen’s search for answers brings her to a small village in Croatia, a place scarred by fear, where people have endured unspeakable acts of violence. Meanwhile, someone is taking the law into their own hands in the name of justice and revenge – but when present resentment collides with secrets of the past, the truth is more shocking than anyone could have imagined. .
Atmospheric, spine-chilling and brimming with intrigue and suspense, this could be Val McDermid’s richest and most accomplished psychological thriller to date. Treat yourself.

416 pages in Little Brown

First published 11 September 2014

ISBN 978-1408704578

Val McDermid

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