Past Lying

Past Lying

Fiction, Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 01/02/2024
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Edinburgh, haunted by the ghosts of its many writers, is also the cold case beat of DCI Karen Pirie. So she shouldn't be surprised when an author's manuscript appears to be a blueprint for an actual crime.

Karen can't ignore the plot's chilling similarities to the unsolved case of an Edinburgh University student who vanished from her own doorstep. The manuscript seems to be the key to unlocking what happened to Lara Hardie, but there's a problem: the author died before he finished it.

As Karen digs deeper, she uncovers a spiralling game of betrayal and revenge, where lies are indistinguishable from the truth and with more than one unexpected twist . . .

The Queen of Crime Val McDermid is at the top of her game in her most gripping and fiendishly clever case yet.

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9781408729090
  • Number of pages: 512
  • Weight: 351g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 38 mm

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Past Lying
Slower paced, with good plot complexity
4.25⭐️ #7 Karen Piri This one is set in the midst of Covid and it’s restrictions. This is the 2nd book I’ve read recently in this time frame, I hope... READ MORE
Lesley Lloyd
Past Lying
My first dip into the Karen Pirie series
Whilst I’ve read and enjoyed several standalone novels by Val McDermid, this is my first dip into any of the series. As I’d expected from previous McDermid... READ MORE
Caz Stevens
Past Lying
Police procedural set around EDINBURGH
Karen is hunkering down in a bubble with Daisy, her subordinate, in a loaned apartment. It is early 2020 and lockdown has been initiated and everyone is co... READ MORE