'There were lots of things that ran in families but murder wasn't one of them...'
When a teenage joyrider crashes a stolen car, a routine DNA test could be the key to unlocking the mystery of a twenty-year-old murder inquiry. Detective Chief Inspector Karen Pirie is an expert at solving the unsolvable. With each cold case closed, justice is served. So, finding the answer should be straightforward, but it's as twisted as the DNA helix itself.
Meanwhile, Karen finds herself irresistably drawn to another case, one that she has no busines investigating. And as she pieces together decades-old evidence, Karen discovers the most dangerous kind of secrets. Secrets that someone is willing to kill for...
Number one bestseller Val Mcdermid returns with her most atmospheric, spine-chilling and gripping novel to date.
Sarah Hilary Upcoming Events for QUIETER THAN KILLING
We're delighted to announce that Sarah Hilary will be appearing at the following events over the next few months:
Thurs 23 March, 8PM: Topping & Co, Bath, Launch event with Alison Graham
Fri 19 May, 10.10-11am: CrimeFest, Bristol. Partners in Crime: male/ female duos panel.
Sun 21 May, 6.30-7.30PM: Killer Women Panel event at Bath Festival. With Melanie McGrath, Erin Kelly, chaired by Laura Wilson
July 2017: Sarah will be appearing at the Harrogate Festival (details TBC). read more.