By Val McDermid
“[A Darker Domain] combines an exhilarating tale with heartbreaking questions of social justice and history.”
The New York instances calls Val McDermid, “As gentle a practitioner of crime fiction as somebody out there…the top we’ve got.” Time spent along with her awesome mystery, A Darker area, will end up that it’s real. Set in Scotland, the milieu of Ian Rankin’s John Rebus, McDermid’s remarkable exploration of loyalty and greed intertwines the prior and current. It used to be selected as a New York Times striking Crime ebook of the yr and was once a finalist for the Los Angeles instances Book Prize.
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Jenny took out an immaculate black leather album and brought it back to the chair. When she opened it, the covers creaked. Even upside down and from the other side of the room, Karen could see it was a wedding album. Jenny quickly turned past the formal wedding shots to a pocket at the back, thickly stuffed with snaps. She pulled out a bundle and flicked through them. She paused at a couple, then finally settled on one. She handed Karen a rectangular picture. It showed the heads and shoulders of two young men grinning at the camera, corners of the beer glasses in shot as they toasted the photographer.
She saw herself reflected in his eyes, and it was as a younger woman, a woman who had ambitions for her life to be different. So although she knew it would annoy Mick, Jenny was happy for Tom to sit at her kitchen table and talk. He drew a limp but heavy parcel from his pocket. ” he said, his brow creasing in anxiety. “My sister-in-law, she brought it over from her family’s farm in Ireland. But it’s smoked, see, and I can’t be doing with smoked bacon. It gives me the scunners. So I thought, rather than it go to waste .
Jenny, Jenny, calm down. It’s me. Tom. Tom Campbell. ” The shape took form and she recognized the big man standing by her front door. “Christ, Tom, you gave me the fright of my life,” she complained, moving past him and opening the front door. Conscious of the breathtaking chill of the house, she led the way into the kitchen. Without hesitation, she filled her soup pan with water and put it on the stove, the gas ring giving out a tiny wedge of 52 Val McDermid heat. Then she turned to face him in the dimness of the afternoon light.