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  • There's a timely feel to this macabre police procedural, which also has shade of the supernatural. After a top politician shoots his family, Detective Tony McLean uncovers an establishment sex-abuse ring, operated at a mental hospital. Creepy, gritty and gruesome

    Sunday Mirror
  • The hallmarks of Val McDermid or Ian Rankin: it's dark, violent, noirish

    The Herald
  • Crime fiction's next big thing

    The Sunday Telegraph
  • Literary sensation . . . James' overnight success has drawn comparisons with the meteoric rise of E L James and her Fifty Shades of Grey series

    Daily Mail
  • Oswald is among the leaders in the new batch of excellent Scottish crime writers

    Daily Mail
  • Fifty Shades of Hay

    The Times

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