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Summary

Max, Janie and Ross return in the second gripping novel in this explosive Scottish crime series.

You get away with murder.

In a remote sea loch on the west coast of Scotland, a fisherman disappears without trace. His remains are never found.

You make people disappear.

A young man jumps from a bridge in Glasgow and falls to his death in the water below. DS Max Craigie uncovers evidence that links both victims. But if he can’t find out what cost them their lives, it won’t be long before more bodies turn up at the morgue....

You come back for revenge.

Soon cracks start to appear in the investigation, and Max’s past hurtles back to haunt him. When his loved ones are threatened, he faces a terrifying choice: let the only man he ever feared walk free, or watch his closest friend die....

©2022 Neil Lancaster (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"Think Jack Reacher fronting Line of Duty." (Ian Rankin)

"Line of Duty on steroids...It just never lets up!" (John Barlow)

"The Blood Tide grabs you from page one and doesn’t let go. Be warned: don’t sit down planning to read only a few pages!" (Kate London)

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The Blood Tide

loved this book . Didn't want it to finish. As an ex cop felt every emotion and visual. Highly reccommended.
loved the acknowledgements!
Thank you Neil.

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Fantastic Scottish crime thriller

Narration gets top marks - makes the story flow straight into my brain, no jarring - perfect!
Terrific story, believable characters, cracking pace, can’t wait for the next one!

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  • 01-03-22

Outstanding

I loved the first book in the series. This one is even better. Angus King is perfect and brings every character to life. This really is the best of crime fiction.

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Amazing

A fabulous second book, the audio version is truly sublime - thank you for an amazing follow up!

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Brilliant

Fantastic second book in the series. Lots of twists. looking forward to the next book.Narrated by the brilliant Angus King who brings the characters to life.

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Unstoppable

Brilliant story and Angus King you were the perfect narrator. Can’t wait till the next book. Thank you Neil.

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  • 15-03-22

Excellent book

Really enjoyed the story, loved the characters. Excellent narration. Can't wait for the next one

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Outstanding

Even better than book 1, this is a real roller coaster ride with an absolutely fantastic ending. I can't wait for book 3.
If you've not read or listened to Dead Man's Grave yet, you should start there, otherwise leap right on this ride.

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Absolutely Fantastic

This is the 2nd book in the series and it hits the ground running. Lots of twists and turns and there is one point in this book I actually had tears in my eyes (never happened to me before).

I highly recommend this book

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Absolutely brilliant!

A real roller coaster from start to finish. Gripping sequel to Dead Man's Grave, brought to life by the wonderful Angus King narrating with his usual multi-cast vocal talents.

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  • 26-07-22

Don’t miss this series!

Book 2 is even better than book one, this is a must listen! Absolutely Brilliant!

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  • 04-07-22

Angus King’s performance enhanced a somewhat interesting tale of police corruption

I loved the Burns’ quote and Max Craigie is a fabulous name for a Scottish policeman. I know there was a huge story to be told here but I found it too much procedural and not enough character development. Also, my stomach will turn for the rest of my life when I hear the word “peeler”. I guess I am just too squeamish for a story told in this much detail.

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  • 24-04-22

kKeeps ymYou Guessing

good story, interesting characters.
was fast moving and kept you wondering....
I look forward for the next book in the series.

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  • Paul F.Thompson
  • 03-03-22

The end of Tam Hardy

Great book, well written and kept me gripped to the end. Excellent follow on from the Grave Never to be Opened. Looking forward to the next book by the author.