1989 Book cover

1989

The second thrilling novel in Val McDermid’s new Sunday Times bestselling series.

Series: Allie Burns Series (book 2)
UK Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Literary agent: David Higham Associates
Publication date UK: 18 August 2022

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The latest Allie Burns thriller, set a decade after the bestselling first novel in the ground-breaking, iconic new series.
There’s nothing like a killer story . . .
Hardcover – 18 Aug. 2022

1989 – Synopsis:

1989. The world is changing, and Allie Burns is still on the front line, covering the stories that count.

Although Allie is no longer an investigative journalist, her instincts are sharper than ever. When she discovers a lead about the exploitation of society’s most vulnerable, Allie is determined to give a voice to those who have been silenced.

As Allie edges closer to exposing the truth, she travels behind the Iron Curtain, to East Berlin on the brink of revolution. The dark heart of the story is more shocking than she ever imagined. And to tell it, Allie must risk her freedom and her life . . .

The latest Allie Burns thriller, set a decade after the bestselling first novel in the ground-breaking, iconic new series.


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Reviews…


Praise for Val’s first book in this series 1979

 

Val McDermid’s newspaper shocker is her best crime thriller in years, says Mark Sanderson
Mark Sanderson – The Times

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The Scotsman – Review

Book review: 1979 by Val McDermid
Susan Mansfield – The Scotsman

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Interview…


The Scotsman, Interview

Val McDermid: ‘I’m not very good with authority’
Val McDermid’s new heroine was inspired by her experiences as a young journalist in print media’s messy, misogynistic heyday.

By David Robinson – Wednesday, 11th August 2021

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