ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: February 2, 2023
1989: The brand-new thriller from the No.1 bestseller
By (author) Val McDermid
THE SECOND THRILLING NOVEL IN VAL MCDERMID’S NEW SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING SERIESThere’s nothing like a killer story . . .1989. The world is changing, and Allie Burns is still on the front line, covering the stories that count.Although Allie is no longer an investigative journalist, her instincts are sharper than ever. When she discovers a lead about the exploitation of society’s most vulnerable, Allie is determined to give a voice to those who have been silenced.As Allie edges closer to exposing the truth, she travels beyond the Iron Curtain, to East Berlin on the brink of revolution. The dark heart of the story is more shocking than she ever imagined. And to tell it, Allie must risk her freedom and her life . . .The latest Allie Burns thriller, set a decade after the bestselling first novel in the ground-breaking, iconic new series.Praise for 1979’McDermid is at her considerable best’ GUARDIAN’Irresistible’ PATRICIA CORNWELL’A brilliant novel by a supremo of the genre’ PETER JAMES’Outstanding’ SPECTATOR’Another masterpiece’ DAVID BALDACCI’Sensational. One of Britain’s most accomplished writers’ SUNDAY EXPRESS
Val McDermid is a number one bestseller whose novels have been translated into forty languages, and have sold over eighteen million copies. She has won many awards internationally, including the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel of the year and the LA Times Book of the Year Award. She was inducted into the ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame in 2009, was the recipient of the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger in 2010 and received the Lambda Literary Foundation Pioneer Award in 2011.In 2016, Val received the Outstanding Contribution to Crime Fiction Award at the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival and in 2017 received the DIVA Literary Prize for Crime, and was elected a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Val has served as a judge for the Women’s Prize for Fiction and the Man Booker Prize, and was Chair of the Wellcome Book Prize in 2017. She is the recipient of six honorary doctorates, is an Honorary Fellow of St Hilda’s College, Oxford and a Professor at the University of Otago in New Zealand. She writes full time and divides her time between Edinburgh and East Neuk of Fife.