Claire Askew in Edinburgh

Wednesday 2nd October

  • Venue The Bookshop, 2 Blenheim Place, Edinburgh, EH7 5JH
  • Doors open 7.30pm
  • Start time 8pm
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Claire is an acclaimed new voice in crime fiction, and What You Pay For is a brilliantly tense and moving novel about the terrible disruption caused by violence and the lines people will cross to protect those they love.

DI Birch joined the police to find her little brother, who walked out of his life one day and was never seen again. She stayed to help others, determined to seek justice where she could. On the fourteenth anniversary of Charlie’s disappearance, Birch takes part in a raid on one of Scotland’s most feared criminal organisations. It’s a good day’s work – a chance to get a dangerous man off the streets.  Two days later, Charlie comes back, and Birch faces a terrible choice; save the case or save him. But how can you do the right thing when all the consequences are bad? As she interrogates her brother, he tells his story; of how one wrong turn leads to a world in which normal rules no longer apply, and you do what you must to survive.

This is a great chance to hear from a rising star, and to find out more about this gripping new series.