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The Dead Don't Speak

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781529348309

Price: £18.99

ON SALE: 8th June 2023

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

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‘Compelling’ IAN RANKIN

The brilliant new novel from award-winning writer and rising star Claire Askew.

A city that’s no longer safe…
An anonymous vigilante stalks the streets of Edinburgh. As his behaviour escalates, the police are at a loss – they can find no clues to his identity, and no trace of his whereabouts.

A detective in the path of danger…
DI Helen Birch has been told to stay away from the case – but she’s never been one to play by the rules. When her colleague Amy comes to her asking for help, DI Birch finds it impossible to resist the challenge – and soon, her life is on the line.
Will she crack the case before it breaks her? Or has she finally met her match?
A gripping crime thriller for fans of Susie Steiner, Elly Griffiths and Val McDermid – guaranteed to keep you up all night…

‘Thought-provoking’ Mail on Sunday
‘A crackerjack read’ Val McDermid
‘Meticulous and compelling’ Ian Rankin
‘Thoughtful and well-written’ Guardian
‘Compellingly written’ Daily Mail
‘Stunning’ Erin Kelly
‘Absorbing and thought-provoking’ The Times

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Praise for Claire Askew:
A breathless, real-time, 24-style thriller that combines nail-biting tension with boundless compassion
Erin Kelly
Tell Jack Bauer he's been supplanted . . . taut
i newspaper
Askew has delivered a peak-page turner and fans of crime-fiction will be left with a cliffhanger ending and a pronounced desire to learn where DI Birch turns up next...
Irish Examiner
Marie Claire
Claire Askew is proving to be a master of the suspenseful police procedural
Sunday Times Crime Club
Utterly captivating
Rich and real, Clare Askew brings Edinburgh vividly to life in this wonderfully compulsive novel
Mairon Todd
The Dead Don't Speak grabs the reader by the throat from the first breathless page - and doesn't let up until the last. Lyrical, visceral, intelligent writing, this confirms Claire Askew as one of the best crime writers at work today!
Erin Kelly
A tight, tense thriller with solid and genuine characters - I was absolutely absorbed throughout!
Kitty Murphy
A brilliant thriller!
Peterborough Telegraph
A riveting read!
Sunday Times
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