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The story of a lifetime - or the end of her life...It seemed like just another domestic: a woman bleeding from a head injury behind a smart front door in one of Glasgow's nicer suburbs. She insists she doesn't need help, and the well dressed man with her assures journalist Paddy Meehan that everything is fine. But Paddy is not convinced. Especially when she is given a GBP50 note to keep the story out the papers. The next morning, the woman is dead. Paddy has the story of a lifetime - but will lose everything if word gets out about the bribe. And it seems the police have their own reasons for twisting the evidence. As Paddy pursues the dark and brutal truth, it could make her career - or end her life...
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The story of a lifetime - or the end of her life...

About the Author

Denise Mina is a critically acclaimed Glaswegian crime writer. Her novels includeThe End of the Wasp Season and Gods and Beasts, both of which won the prestigious Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year Award in consecutive years. Denise also writes short stories and in 2006 wrote her first play. She is a regular contributor to TV and radio. Find out more at www.denisemina.co.uk or follow her on Twitter @DameDeniseMina

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" Mina never fails to engage the reader, taking crime fiction into further territory to challenge and extend our perceptions... Puts Mina into the class of the serious psychological novelist." - "Scotland on Sunday "" Scotland has found itself a new Ian Rankin." - "The Times" " "Praise for Denise Mina: " One of the most exciting writers to have emerged in Britain for years." - Ian Rankin " The Crown Princess of Crime." - Val McDermid " Field of Blood is more challenging than any crime novel, more engaging than any social commentary, and way more inspiring, inventive and downright chilling than any thriller." - Manda Scott "Mina never fails to engage the reader, taking crime fiction into further territory to challenge and extend our perceptions...Puts Mina into the class of the serious psychological novelist." -"Scotland on Sunday ""Scotland has found itself a new Ian Rankin." -"The Times" " "Praise for Denise Mina: "One of the most exciting writers to have emerged in Britain for years." -Ian Rankin "The Crown Princess of Crime." -Val McDermid "Field of Blood is more challenging than any crime novel, more engaging than any social commentary, and way more inspiring, inventive and downright chilling than any thriller." -Manda Scott

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