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Still Life

by Val McDermid

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Published 20th August 2020, 448 pages
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in Bath

in Edinburgh

in Ely

in St Andrews


‘No one can tell a story like she can’ Daily Express

One of today’s most accomplished crime writers’ Literary Review

‘The queen of psychological thrillers’ Irish Independent


‘The bodies never stay buried forever …’

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 …

The number one bestseller and unrivalled queen of crime Val McDermid is back with her most exhilarating, breath-taking thriller yet.


Praise for Val McDermid, the queen of crime:

Brilliant … Sensational … Unforgettable Guardian

Compulsively readable Irish Times

As good a psychological thriller as it is possible to get Sunday Express

It grabs the reader by the throat and never lets go Daily Mail


Still Life
by Val McDermid


Little, Brown Book Group


Publication date
Aug. 20, 2020

23.6cm x 16.2cm x 4.0cm

Page count
448 pages