Insidious Intent by Val McDermidInsidious Intent


‘When charred human remains are discovered in the driver’s seat of a burning car, DCI Carol Jordan and psychological profiler Tony Hill are brought in to investigate…’

In the north of England, single women are beginning to disappear from weddings. A pattern soon becomes clear: Someone is crashing the festivities and luring the women away – only to leave the victims’ bodies in their own burned-out cars in remote locations. Meanwhile, Detective Sergeant Paula McIntyre and her partner Elinor must deal with a cruel cyber-blackmailer targeting their teenage ward, Torin.

Series: Tony Hill & Carol Jordan Series
UK Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Literary agent: David Higham Associates
Publication date UK: 24 August 2017
Publication date US: 5 December 2017 by Atlantic Monthly Press

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Number one bestseller, Val McDermid returns with her pulse-pounding, suspenseful new novel featuring two of the most distinctive and iconic characters in crime fiction: Tony Hill and Carol Jordan.


Val’s latest novel “Insidious Intent” is out now.

UK published date: 24th August 2017 by Little, Brown Book Group

Expected US publication: 5 December 2017 by Atlantic Monthly Press


This is McDermid’s most expressive and emotional novel to date, giving readers more than just a clever criminal to get their teeth into.

The National

The novel is beautifully crafted in short pithy chapters that shine the spotlight on the murderer…

The Arts Desk

…this series felt as if it had been given a new lease on life. It certainly remains the case here and the ending…. well the ending sets us up for something completely different.

Val McDermid