'Glasgow comes alive in Ramsay's dark, vivid and daring thriller' VAL McDERMID

'A cracker of a debut . . . Many shivers in store for readers followed by a shattering climax' Times

The Crucifixion Killer is stalking Glasgow, leaving victims' mutilated bodies in a Christ-like pose. DCI Alan McAlpine is drafted in to lead the hunt, supported by local officers DI Anderson and DS Costello.

But the past holds horrific memories for McAlpine. He last worked this beat some twenty years earlier, when he was assigned to guard a woman - faceless after a sadistic acid attack - at a Glasgow hospital. An obsession was born at that hospital room that has never quite left McAlpine and now it seems to be resurfacing. As the chase to halt the gruesome murders intensifies, so Anderson and Costello find chilling cause for concern uncomfortably close to home . . .

Absolution - Caro Ramsay

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Title
Absolution
Author
Caro Ramsay
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Black Thorn
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20200402

'Glasgow comes alive in Ramsay's dark, vivid and daring thriller' VAL McDERMID

'A cracker of a debut . . . Many shivers in store for readers followed by a shattering climax' Times

The Crucifixion Killer is stalking Glasgow, leaving victims' mutilated bodies in a Christ-like pose. DCI Alan McAlpine is drafted in to lead the hunt, supported by local officers DI Anderson and DS Costello.

But the past holds horrific memories for McAlpine. He last worked this beat some twenty years earlier, when he was assigned to guard a woman - faceless after a sadistic acid attack - at a Glasgow hospital. An obsession was born at that hospital room that has never quite left McAlpine and now it seems to be resurfacing. As the chase to halt the gruesome murders intensifies, so Anderson and Costello find chilling cause for concern uncomfortably close to home . . .

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CARO RAMSAY is the Glaswegian author of the critically acclaimed Anderson and Costello series, the first of which, Absolution, was shortlisted for the CWA's New Blood Dagger for best debut of the year. The ninth book in the series, The Suffering of Strangers, was longlisted for the McIlvanney Prize 2018.

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Glasgow comes alive in Caro Ramsay's dark, vivid and daring thriller
Val McDermid

A cracker of a debut . . . Many shivers in store for readers followed by a shattering climax
Times

Gripping, relevant, compelling and laced with trademark Ramsay bite
Craig Robertson

Humane, horrifying and exciting
Literary Review

Brilliant in twisting the tension tauter with each page
Guardian

[Ramsay] is able to write scenes of heartbreaking tenderness nestled amid evocations of such grotesque violence that it is difficult to imagine that they can coexist as such sublime interlocking pieces of the whole...
New York Sun

Edgy and fast-paced, this thriller is a cleverly understated page-turner. Deliciously dark, this well-written debut will leave you wanting more
Woman

Caro Ramsay proves once against that she is a titan of Tartan Noir
Helen Fields

The terrific cast of characters keep the action and detection compelling
Time Out

A taut, shattering, mesmerizing page-turner
Booklist

Type
BOOK
Edition
Reprint
Keyword Index
Police - Scotland - Glasgow - Fiction.|Detective and mystery stories.
Country of Publication
Scotland
Number of Pages
388

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