The first novel in the addictive Paddy Meehan series, from award-winning author Denise Mina.
‘The most exciting crime writer to have emerged in Britain for years’ Ian Rankin
In Glasgow, a child goes missing, taken from the front garden of his home. The investigation leads the police to the doors of two young boys.
Paddy Meehan has just started work at a local newspaper where she dreams of becoming an investigative journalist. Although everyone around her believes the boys acted on their own, she is certain there is more to it and begins to ask awkward questions.
But Paddy’s investigation has repercussions she never anticipated. Shunned by those closest to her, she finds herself dangerously alone.
Mina produces something special every time and this book – her finest yet – offers a memorable portrait of her touching heroine, along with the dynamics of the workplace and, especially, the family
Mina never fails to engage the reader, taking crime fiction into further territory to challenge and extend our perceptions... [This book] puts Mina into the class of the serious psychological novelist
Ruth Ware, Abir Mukherjee, Lisa Jewell and more on the crime books that shaped them – and the genre itself.
There's a distinctly Scottish flavour to this month's podcast as we discuss the idea of home with Annalena McAfee, the concept of borders with Rory Stewart and walk the streets of Glasgow on the trail of a serial killer with Denise Mina