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A Handful of Ashes

A Handful of Ashes

Crime’s most original series character returns in a gripping new case.

Dr Harry Kent is on the edge…

He works too hard, sleeps too little, hardly sees daylight.

And then the Met police call him out to certify the suicide of a whistleblower from a world-renowned London children’s hospital – a trainee children’s surgeon who accused her boss of negligence.

Except someone held Susan Bayliss down…

The grieving parents of the children who died demand answers. The hospital is stonewalling. Everyone has secrets – it’s up to Harry and DCI Frankie Noble to find out which were worth killing for.

But Harry’s taking this personally… and that means trouble’s on its way.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 9th March 2017

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781473617711


This ferocious debut from a young medical student is one of the finest first crime novels I have encountered this year...Written with admirable verve and lacerating detail, it announces the arrival of a shiny new talent in British crime writing and grips from the start
Daily Mail
A brilliant hero...every page is full of tension
Sunday Mirror
A stunning debut...gripping and original
Mail on Sunday
A fast-moving, wholly contemporary tale...The vibrant mix of medical thriller and police procedural is enhanced by the realistic backdrop of inner-city social problems.
The Times
A good story, well told, and very much enriched by an insider's knowledge
Literary Review
Gritty, authentic and has enough twists to keep readers guessing until a shocking conclusion. McCarthy is a bright talent
Daily Express
McCarthy is an original new voice who uses his inside knowledge to great effect in this memorable novel.
Sunday Times, crime book of the month

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