Five by Five

Five by Five


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What if the killer she's hunting turns out to be the woman she's falling for?

A gripping debut thriller in a unique location from a major new talent in Scottish crime.


Just because the most dangerous criminals in society are caught and locked up, doesn’t mean they stop committing crime.

That’s where Kennedy Allardyce comes in – monitoring not just the prisoners, but also the staff.

And she’s just stumbled across her most dangerous foe yet – rumours of a corrupt guard with lethal influence. And what’s worst, it seems they’ve already realised Kennedy is on their tail.

At least one thing is giving her joy – a blossoming relationship with Molly, a beautiful, enigmatic new guard.

Wouldn’t it be awful if the killer she’s hunting turned out to be the woman she’s falling for?

©2024 Claire Wilson (P)2024 Penguin Audio


  • A bloody good read
    Val McDermid

About the author

Claire Wilson

Claire Wilson is from central Scotland. Her debut novel, Five by Five, was the inaugural winner of the Penguin Michael Joseph Undiscovered Writers' Prize. The book is based on her day job as an Intelligence Analyst in a Scottish Prison.
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