A terminally-ill man is found dead, with his throat cut ear-to-ear. Alice Rice is brought in to investigate and finds herself possibly on the tail of a serial killer. She also has reason to believe her partner is lying to her. What secret is he hiding? This atmospheric thriller builds on the success of the first three Alice Rice mysteries, and is a passionate tale of deception, betrayal and the value of life and love.
As Heather Brodie kisses her lover goodnight, her disabled husband lies dead, his throat cut from ear to ear. Who wanted Gavin Brodie dead? Many people, including Gavin Brodie. Crushed by an incurable illness, he pleaded to be allowed to die. When Alice Rice is brought in to investigate another terminally-ill man is found murdered. Is it just a coincidence? Or is there a serial killer with a mission to get rid of the sick and infirm? And Alice has more worries when she suspects her partner, Ian Melville, is lying to her. What secret is he hiding?
In addition, some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review the first title in the 'Alice Rice Mystery' series, Blood in the Water.
Alexander McCall Smith
'An author to watch'
'[Galbraith] offers a much needed female perspective on the city and the genre'
Publication date: 04/04/2011
Publisher: Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited an imprint of Birlinn General
|Publication date:||4th April 2011|
|Publisher:||Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited an imprint of Birlinn General|
|Genres:||Reader Reviewed Books, Crime / Mystery, Thriller / Suspense,|
Gillian Galbraith grew up near Haddington. For seventeen years, she was an advocate specialising in medical negligence and agricultural law cases. Since then, she has been the legal correspondent for the Scottish Farmer and has written law reports for The Times. She lives deep in the country near Kinross with her husband and daughter, plus assorted cats, dogs, hens and bees. Below is a Q&A with this author What was the best thing about being an advocate?It’s a very stimulating job – you have to quickly come to grips with the facts and put ...More About Gillian Galbraith