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Dead Girl Walking
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Life is dangerous when you have everything to lose. Famous, beautiful and talented, Heike Gunn has the world at her feet. Then, one day, she simply vanishes. Jack Parlabane has lost everything: his journalism career, his marriage, his self-respect. A call for help from an old friend offers a chance for redemption - but only if he can find out what happened to Heike. Pursued by those who would punish him for past crimes, Parlabane enters the world of Heike's band, Savage Earth Heart, a group at breaking point. Each of its members seems to be hiding something, not least its newest recruit Monica Halcrow, whose possible relationship with Heike has become a public obsession. Monica's own story, however, reveals a far darker truth. Fixated on Heike from day one, she has been engulfed by paranoia, jealousy and fear, as she discovers the hidden price of fame. From Berlin to Barcelona, from the streets of Milan to remote Scottish islands, Parlabane must find out what happened before it's too late, all while the walls are closing in on him...
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- Backed by a high-impact marketing and PR campaign to announce the return of a much-loved series character - Brand new short story released around Christmas featuring Jack Parlabane - Teaser campaign running across social media and crime fansites

About the Author

Chris Brookmyre was a journalist before becoming a full-time novelist with the publication of his award-winning debut Quite Ugly One Morning, which established him as one of Britain's leading crime authors. His Jack Parlabane novels have sold more than one million copies in the UK alone.

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'Brookmyre writes beautifully and describes an unfamiliar world vividly and credibly... I was hooked' -- Jessica Mann * Literary Review * One of Brookmyre's most accomplished books... razor sharp * The Big Issue * Has all the verbal and narrative energy of his best work. A pleasing mix of old and new, its country-hopping plot looks back to Grahame Greene and John Buchan, but the pop and media references are bang up-to-date -- John Dugdale * Sunday Times * Tense, intense and quite, quite brilliant * Jenny Colgan * Brookmyre writes beautifully and describes an unfamiliar world vividly and credibly ... I was hooked * Literary Review * One of Brookmyre's most accomplished books ... razor sharp * Big Issue * Tense, intense and quite, quite brilliant * Jenny Colgan * Has all the verbal and narrative energy of his best work. A pleasing mix of old and new, its country-hopping plot looks back to Grahame Greene and John Buchan, but the pop and media references are bang up-to-date * Sunday Times *

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