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The Darkest Goodbye

by Alex Gray

Part of the William Lorimer Series

The Darkest Goodbye Synopsis

'Brings Glasgow to life in the same way Ian Rankin evokes Edinburgh' DAILY MAIL When newly fledged DC Kirsty Wilson is called to the house of an elderly woman, what appears to be a death by natural causes soon takes a sinister turn when it is revealed that the woman had a mysterious visitor in the early hours of that morning - someone dressed as a community nurse, but with much darker intentions. As Kirsty is called to another murder - this one the brutal execution of a well-known Glasgow drug dealer - she finds herself pulled into a complex case involving vulnerable people and a sinister service that offers them and their loved ones a 'release'. Detective Superintendent William Lorimer is called in to help DC Wilson investigate and as the body count rises, the pair soon realise that this case is about to get more personal than either of them could have imagined . . .

The Darkest Goodbye Press Reviews

Rightly acclaimed in her native Scotland, it is important to remind the rest of the country just how impressive Gray's work is . . . she has brought Glasgow's dark underworld to life in the same way Ian Rankin did Edinburgh's . . . Told with characteristic panache, it confirms what an excellent crime writer Gray has become. - Daily Mail She definitely lives up to the hype . . . It's a fantastic plot, one that has a very interesting and topical debate at the heart of it, and keeps you guessing to the very last few pages . . . This was my first foray with Alex Gray - but it definitely won't be my last. - Press & Journal, Book of the Week Few have matched the sustained high quality of [Alex Gray's] output over twelve novels...What she delivers is sound characterisation, convincing Glaswegian atmosphere and superior writing. - The Times (Marcel Berlins) Brings Glasgow to life in the same way Ian Rankin evokes Edinburgh. - Daily Mail The Scottish writer Alex Gray has been building a reputation as one of the most reliable practitioners of crime fiction at work today, and Keep the Midnight Out is one of her very best books. The series featuring her protagonist Detective Superintendent Lorimer has gone from strength to strength. - Good Book Guide As Gray turns up the tension there's a manhunt across the wilderness of Scotland's Ardnamurchan Peninsula, and more twists and suprises round every corner in this skilfully crafted thriller. - Peterborough Evening Telegraph Alex Gray describes her characters with sensitivity and the investigations in careful detail. - Literary Review

Book Information

ISBN: 9780751554885
Publication date: 17th November 2016
Author: Alex Gray
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 464 pages
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Alex Gray

Alex Gray was born and educated in Glasgow. After studying English and Philosophy at the University of Strathclyde, she worked as a visiting officer for the DHSS, a time she looks upon as postgraduate education since it proved a rich source of character studies. She then trained as a secondary school teacher of English. Alex began writing professionally in 1993 and had immediate success with short stories, articles and commissions for BBC radio programmes. She has been awarded the Scottish Association of Writers' Constable and Pitlochry trophies for her crime writing. A regular on the Scottish bestseller lists, her previous novels ...

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