A Boston Globe Best Book of the Year Belfast, Northern Ireland: A man left horrifically maimed by a car accident appears to have taken his own life. It should be an open-and-shut case, but something doesn't feel right to DCI Serena Flanagan. Flanagan igres advice to close the case, call it a suicide, and be done with it. As she picks at the threads of the dead man's life, a disturbing picture emerges, and she realizes the man's widow, Roberta Garrick, is t what she seems . . .
Stuart Neville is the author of six other books: Ratlines, which was shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for Best Thriller; Collusion, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Stolen Souls, which The Guardian said confirms him as the king of Belfast noir ; The Final Silence, a nominee for the Edgar Award for Best Novel; Those We Left Behind, a New York Times and Boston Globe Best Crime Novel of the Year; and The Ghosts of Belfast, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and a finalist for the Macavity Award, the Barry Award, and the Anthony Award for Best First Novel. He lives near Belfast.