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By Denise Mina

Existence needs to be basic for Detective Inspector Alex Morrow. She's no longer new to the police force--or to crime--but none of that concerns as she's assigned to the case that may make her career.

The case comprises a doubtless random assault on a relatives in a quiet suburb of Glasgow, Scotland. 3 armed males slipped from a van right into a residence, not easy a guy who's no longer, and hasn't ever been, contained in the entrance door. within the confusion that ensues, one friend is shot and one other abducted, the assailants challenging an very unlikely ransom. is that this an novice crime long past horribly improper, or anything even more unforeseen?

As Alex falls additional into the main hard case of her occupation, she needs to deal with the issues of police strength politics, and a wedding every piece as tangled because the case she's attempting to clear up. wealthy with darkish humor and strong storytelling, nonetheless nighttime exhibits back why Denise Mina's mysteries have earned compliment as the most effective on the planet.

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