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Broken Ground Val McDermid

Broken Ground By Val McDermid

Broken Ground by Val McDermid


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Summary

Number one bestseller and queen of crime Val McDermid returns with her most breathtakingly atmospheric and exhilarating novel yet.

Broken Ground Summary

Broken Ground: An exhilarating and atmospheric thriller from the number-one bestseller by Val McDermid

Number one bestseller and queen of crime Val McDermid returns with her most breathtakingly atmospheric and exhilarating novel yet

'Somebody has been here before us. And he's still here . . .'


When a body is discovered in the remote depths of the Highlands, DCI Karen Pirie finds herself in the right place at the right time. Unearthed with someone's long-buried inheritance, the victim seems to belong to the distant past - until new evidence suggests otherwise, and Karen is called in to unravel a case where nothing is as it seems.

It's not long before an overheard conversation draws Karen into the heart of a different case, however - a shocking crime she thought she'd already prevented. As she inches closer to the twisted truths at the centre of these murders, it becomes clear that she's dealing with a version of justice terrifyingly different to her own . . .

'Another stellar read from McDermid, and further evidence that her Queen of Crime status will not be challenged' Scotsman

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There is nothing more gratifying than watching a master craftswoman at work, and she is on fine form here' Observer

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A compulsively readable tale' Irish Times

Broken Ground Reviews

There is nothing more gratifying than watching a master craftswoman at work, and she is on fine form here * Observer *
Another stellar read from McDermid, and further evidence that her Queen of Crime status will not be challenged * Scotsman *
The masterly handling of the pace and plot, blended with brilliant characterisation, show why best-selling writer Val McDermid retains her title of new Queen of Crime * People *
McDermid's deceptively languid style, sly black humour and metronomic sense of pacing delivers a compulsively readable tale * Irish Times *
Her trademark combination of macabre suspense and a light touch keep you reading gratefully * Sunday Express *

About Val McDermid

Val McDermid is a number one bestseller whose novels have been translated into forty languages, and have sold over seventeen million copies. She has won many awards internationally, including the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel of the year and the LA Times Book of the Year Award. She was inducted into the ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame in 2009, was the recipient of the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger in 2010 and received the Lambda Literary Foundation Pioneer Award in 2011. In 2016, Val received the Outstanding Contribution to Crime Fiction Award at the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival and in 2017 received the DIVA Literary Prize for Crime, and was elected a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Val has served as a judge for the Women's Prize for Fiction and the Man Booker Prize, and was Chair of the Wellcome Book Prize in 2017. She is the recipient of six honorary doctorates, is an Honorary Fellow of St Hilda's College, Oxford and a Professor at the University of Otago in New Zealand. She writes full time and divides her time between Edinburgh and East Neuk of Fife.

Additional information

GOR009416999
9781408709368
1408709368
Broken Ground: An exhilarating and atmospheric thriller from the number-one bestseller by Val McDermid
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
20180823
432
Long-listed for Highland Book Prize 2019 (UK) Long-listed for Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2019 (UK) Long-listed for McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime 2019 (UK)
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