Sophisticated, dark, its pages seeping with menace, this stand-alone thriller by the bestselling author of the David Hunter series has been revised and updated for today's readers.
Simon Beckett is the No.1 international bestselling author
of the David Hunter series- The Chemistry of
Death, Written in Bone, Whispers of the Dead, The Calling of the Grave, The Restless Dead and The Scent of Death. His books have been translated into 29 languages, appeared in the Sunday Times top 10 bestseller lists and sold over 10 million copies worldwide. A former freelance journalist, he has written for The Times, Daily Telegraph, Independent on Sunday and Observer. The inspiration for the first David Hunter novel came after a visit to the world-renowned Body Farm in Tennessee introduced him to the work of forensic anthropologists.
Joint-winner (with Arne Dahl) of Europe's largest crime fiction prize - the Ripper Award 2018/19 - he has also won the Raymond Chandler Society's Marlowe Award and been short-listed for the CWA Gold Dagger, CWA Dagger in the Library and Theakston's Crime Novel of the Year awards. He is
also the author of several stand-alone novels including Stone Bruises and Where There's Smoke. Simon Beckett lives in Sheffield.
"Brilliant. One of the best novels I've read in years" * MARTINA
"A strong heroine penned by a man . . . should grip readers of both sexes all the way to its incendiary climax" * MICHAEL CORDY, bestselling author of The Miracle Strain *