Deborah Masson

Hold Your Tongue
  • Hold Your Tongue

  • 'Gritty and close to the bone, Hold Your Tongue is a compelling, addictive read that I devoured in one sitting.' Lisa Hall, bestselling author of Between You and Me

    In the run up to Christmas, a serial killer stalks the streets of Aberdeen . . .

    A brutal murder.
    A young woman’s body is discovered with horrifying injuries, a recent newspaper cutting pinned to her clothing.
    A detective with everything to prove.
    This is her only chance to redeem herself.
    A serial killer with nothing to lose.
    He’s waited years, and his reign of terror has only just begun . . .

    Introducing DI Eve Hunter, HOLD YOUR TONGUE is your new obsession.

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    Readers can't stop talking about HOLD YOUR TONGUE:

    'Without a doubt the best police procedural I have read in a long time'
    '[Deborah Masson] has a long and bright future ahead if this book is anything to go by'
    'Hold Your Tongue is incredible . . . You're in for a treat!'
    '[Stuart] MacBride has some competition'
    'Wow, what a page-turner!'
    'I can't wait to read more of this series'
    'Addictive from the first page to the last [...] If you read only one book this year make it this one'

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    'Tense, edge-of-your-seat stuff' Emma Curtis, bestselling author of The Night You Left

    'Expertly paced, intriguing and with a strong emotional kick - this is a great start to a fab new detective series' SJI Holliday, author of Violet

    'A tense debut in which the past and present collide with devastating consequences. I hope to read more of DI Eve Hunter' Mari Hannah, author of The Lost

Deborah Masson was born and bred in Aberdeen, Scotland. Always restless and fighting against being a responsible adult, she worked in several jobs including secretarial, marketing, reporting for the city's freebie newspaper and a stint as a postie - to name but a few. Through it all, she always read crime fiction and, when motherhood finally settled her into being an adult (maybe even a responsible one) she turned her hand to writing what she loved. Deborah started with short stories and flash fiction whilst her daughter napped and, when she later welcomed her son into the world, she decided to challenge her writing further through online courses with Professional Writing Academy and Faber Academy. Her debut novel, Hold Your Tongue, is the result of those courses.