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  • ISBN: 9781468301465
  • ISBN: 1468301462
  • Physical Description: print
    305 pages : map ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : The Overlook Press, an imprint of ABRAMS, 2018.

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Summary, etc.: Investigating a cold case while recovering from a near-fatal injury, Simon Serrailler finds his personal and professional lives intertwining in unexpected ways when his constable brother-in-law suffers a setback at the same time an arsonist begins a deadly rampage.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 November #1
    DCS Simon Serrailler, gravely wounded in The Soul of Discretion (2015), retreats to the Scottish island of Taransay to recuperate and contemplate his future. The island's solitude proves restorative, and Simon instinctively begins investigating when the body of popular islander Sandy Murdoch washes ashore. Common sense indicates accidental death; Taransay is constantly pummeled by the sea and storms. But a hidden bullet wound shifts Simon's investigation into a murder inquiry. Meanwhile, back in Lafferton, Kieron Bright, Simon's chief (and new brother-in-law), seeks Simon's take on a cold case. Kimberley Still disappeared while taking her lunch break in a Lafferton park, and her grief-fueled mother has enlisted the media in decrying the department's investigation. After discovering the truth behind Murdoch's murder, Simon returns to Lafferton to tackle the cold case and becomes instantly immersed in the comforting, benign turmoil of his family's changing seasons. Hill's writing prowess is on full view here; both newcomers and the series' many established fans will find it difficult to leave the Serraillers' world at the close of this long-awaited entry. A good choice for Louise Penny fans. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Susan Hill's novels and short stories have won the Whitbread Book, Somerset Maugham, and John Llewellyn Rhys awards, received the Yorkshire Post Book of the Year, and have been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. The play adapted from her famous ghost novel, The Woman in Black, has been running in the West End since 1989. The eleven books in her Simon Serrailer series are all available from Overlook.

Subject: Serrailler, Simon (Fictitious character) Fiction
Police England Fiction
Cold cases (Criminal investigation) Fiction
Arson Fiction
Arson Fiction
FICTION Mystery & Detective Police Procedural
FICTION Mystery & Detective General
FICTION Mystery & Detective International Mystery & Crime
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
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