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Darkside by Belinda Bauer
  

Selected by Sarah Broadhurst

Darkside is her eagerly awaited second novel whilst her first is the critically acclaimed Blacklands, a TV Best Book Club read in 2010and it was also the winner of the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel of 2010. Truly terrifying and utterly gripping, Darkside is set in a small sleepy community where nothing much ever happens, until that is a body of an elderly woman is found murdered in her bed. But why is the local bobby removed from the investigation and why is he being blamed for the murder? Pushing the boundaries well beyond that of most other thriller writers this will grab you and not let you go.

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Darkside by Belinda Bauer

It is freezing mid-winter on Exmoor, and in a close-knit community where no stranger goes unnoticed, a local woman has been found murdered in her bed. This is local policeman Jonas Holly's first murder investigation. But he is distracted by anonymous letters, accusing him of failing to do his job. Taunted by the killer and sidelined by his abrasive senior detective, Jonas has no choice but to strike out alone on a terrifying hunt ...but who is hunting who?


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She's a thriller queen... hailed as the woman most likely to lead the fightback against the Scandinavian crime-wave... It's an extraordinary piece of writing... one of the most gripping whodunnits you'll read in 2011 Sunday Times (Culture) Bauer has shifted the boundaries of what makes a truly gripping, terrifying thriller Daily Mirror Bauer takes astonishing risks but - like a brilliant ski-jumper - arcs down to the perfect landing Independent She can do tragic brilliantly and she can do grim, but every now and then humour breaks into the tale - and she does that almost best of all Guardian Belinda Bauer is the most disturbing new talent around -- VAL MCDERMID


About the Author

Belinda Bauer

Belinda Bauer grew up in England and South Africa and now lives in Wales. She worked as a journalist and a screenwriter before finally writing a book to appease her nagging mother. With her debut, Blacklands, Belinda was awarded the CWA Gold Dagger for Crime Novel of the Year. She went on to win the CWA Dagger in the Library for her body of work in 2013. Her fourth novel Rubbernecker was voted 2014 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. Her books have been translated into 21 languages.

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Publication date

29th September 2011

Author

Belinda Bauer

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www.belindabauer.co.uk/

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Publisher

Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
464 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9780552158886

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