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Summary

Beneath the surface lie deadly secrets...

DI Shona Oliver agreed to move to Dumfries with her ex-banker husband when their teenage daughter got in with a bad crowd in London. As a Glasgow native, she's back on home turf.

Living on the shores of the Solway Firth allows Shona to continue as an RNLI volunteer, and a call out to recover a woman's body indicates foul play. Police in Cumbria take the case but links back to Scotland keep Shona's team involved. As they investigate, reports of people trafficking and a spate of thefts from local shops compete for attention with a large scale drug bust. But Shona's work may all be in vain when those close to her threaten to tear the case apart - and ruin Shona in the process.

An unforgettable debut novel by a Scottish crime writer to watch, for fans of Val McDermid, Marion Todd and Lin Anderson.

©2021 Lynne McEwan (P)2021 Lynne McEwan

Critic reviews

A stunning and beautifully observed novel. Shona Oliver is a well drawn figure, engaging a lot of empathy from the reader in this absolutely fantastic debut.
-- Caro Ramsay, author of Absolution

A thrilling new voice in Scottish crime fiction.
-- Marion Todd, author of See Them Run

 A fast-paced debut detective novel set on the shores of the Solway Firth.
-- The Herald

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