By Val McDermid
“[A Darker Domain] combines an exhilarating tale with heartbreaking questions of social justice and history.”
The New York occasions calls Val McDermid, “As gentle a practitioner of crime fiction as somebody out there…the most sensible we’ve got.” Time spent along with her awesome mystery, A Darker area, will end up that it’s real. Set in Scotland, the milieu of Ian Rankin’s John Rebus, McDermid’s awesome exploration of loyalty and greed intertwines the prior and current. It used to be selected as a New York Times extraordinary Crime booklet of the 12 months and was once a finalist for the Los Angeles instances Book Prize.
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Moira had always been the lucky one. Thursday, 28th June 2007; Newton of Wemyss Jenny’s eyes came off the middle distance and focused on Karen. “I suppose it was about seven o’clock when it dawned on me that Mick hadn’t come home. I was angry, because I’d actually got a half-decent tea to put on the table. ” She shook her head, still surprised after all these years. ” “You must have been worried,” Karen said. Jenny shrugged one shoulder. “Not really. Like I said, we hadn’t exactly parted on the best of terms.
The only man, it was said, who could stand up to King Arthur and make his voice heard. The man who had been deliberately kept from the top spot by his predecessor. If Jenny had a pound for every time she’d heard someone say how different it would have been if McGahey had been in charge, her family would have been the best-fed and best-dressed in Newton of Wemyss. “I’m sorry,” she stuttered. “I just wanted a word . ” Her eyes flickered round the room, wondering which of the men she knew would be best to focus on.
Bel decided not to point out that Harold Macmillan had been referring to the job of prime minister, not wet nurse to a captain of industry. She took the warm dry fingers in her own. A moment’s sharp grip, then she was released. ” Susan Charleson ignored the armchair opposite Bel and headed instead for the table by the window. Wrong-footed, Bel scooped A DA R K E R D O M A I N 27 up her bag and the leather portfolio beside it and followed. The women sat down opposite each other and Susan smiled, her teeth like a line of chalky toothpaste between the dark pink lipstick.
A Darker Domain by Val McDermid