Crime

Crime

The explosive first novel in Irvine Welsh's Crime series

Summary

Some things are easier to forget than others...

Detective Inspector Ray Lennox has fled to Miami to escape the aftermath of a mental breakdown induced by occupational stress and cocaine abuse, and a harrowing child-sex murder case back in Edinburgh. But his fiancée Trudi is only interested in planning their wedding, leaving Lennox cast adrift, alone in Florida.

A coke-fuelled binge brings him into contact with another victim of sexual predation, ten-year-old Tianna, and Lennox flees across the state with his terrified charge, determined to protect her at any cost.

Can Lennox trust his own instincts?
And can he handle Tianna, while still trying to get to grips with the Edinburgh murder?

'A triumph' Observer
'Welsh is one of our most interesting writers' Sunday Telegraph
'A disturbing but vital read' Harper's Bazaar

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Reviews

  • A triumph... A great, redemptive book... It leaves you wanting more, much more
    Observer

About the author

Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh is the author of twelve previous novels, including Trainspotting, and four books of shorter fiction. He currently lives in London.

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