The breathtaking new DCI Karen Pirie thriller from number one bestseller and queen of crime, Val McDermid. When a body is pulled from the sea, Karen must reopen a case from a decade before, drawing her into a sinister world of betrayal and dark secrets.
Series: Karen Pirie Series (book 6)
UK Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Literary agent: David Higham Associates
Publication date UK: 20 August 2020
Still Life – Synopsis:
On a freezing winter morning, fishermen pull a body from the sea. It is quickly discovered that the dead man was the prime suspect in a decade-old investigation, when a prominent civil servant disappeared without trace. DCI Karen Pirie was the last detective to review the file and is drawn into a sinister world of betrayal and dark secrets.
But Karen is already grappling with another case, one with even more questions and fewer answers. A skeleton has been discovered in an abandoned campervan and all clues point to a killer who never faced justice – a killer who is still out there.
In her search for the truth, Karen uncovers a network of lies that has gone unchallenged for years. But lies and secrets can turn deadly when someone is determined to keep them hidden for good…
‘Brilliant . . . Sensational . . . Unforgettable’
— The Guardian
— The Irish Times
‘As good a psychological thriller as it is possible to get’
— The Sunday Express
‘It grabs the reader by the throat and never lets go’
— The Daily Mail