Author(s): Denise Mina
It's a peaceful Sunday evening in suburban Glasgow until a battered van pulls up to one home and disgorges a group of armed men in balaclavas. They smash into the house and hold the family at gunpoint and demand millions of pounds. Baffled, the assembled people protest that they don't have access to that sort of money. The attackers kidnap the elderly grandfather and storm off into the night. Now senior policewoman Alex Morrow has been summoned to investigate the case. But there are so many mysteries. Who were the men? And why did they think a normal household concealed untold riches? The family is certainly not talking. But as she starts to delve deeper, she realises that there are dark secrets all around...
A brutal attack. A mysterious demand for money. An unexpected kidnap... A superb novel from 'one of the finest crime writers of her generation' DAILY EXPRESS.
Shortlisted for CWA Gold Dagger for Fiction 2010.
'Mina proves what a consumate storyteller she is...' -- Cath Staincliffe TANGLED WEB
A brutal attack. A mysterious demand for money. An unexpected kidnap... A superb novel from 'one of the finest crime writers of her generation' DAILY EXPRESS
Denise Mina was born in Glasgow in 1966. She has lived in Paris, the Hague, London, Scotland and Bergen. She also writes comics and in 2006 wrote her first play, IDA TAMSON. As well as all of this she writes short stories and is a regular contributor to TV and radio.