Singing to the Dead (Anderson & Costello, Book 2)

By Caro Ramsay

Anderson & Costello #2

Caro Ramsay's making a song to the lifeless is the second one instalment within the Anderson and Costello series.

Bitter betrayal. candy revenge.
Two seven-year-old boys were kidnapped from the streets of Glasgow. either had already continued years of forget and betrayal - yet for Detective Inspector Colin Anderson the case is mainly tense, as the boys glance rather a lot like his personal son Peter...

Then, with police assets stretched to verge of collapse, an easy apartment fireplace becomes a full-scale homicide hunt. An invisible killer is choosing off sufferers at random and, if DS Costello's slump is right, committing an creative deception.

As his squad struggles to paintings either circumstances, DI Anderson learns that deception and betrayal are available many guises. For whereas the boys' abductor remains to be in the market no baby is secure - as younger Peter Anderson is set to discover out...

Reissued with a gorgeous new package deal, Caro Ramsay's Anderson & Costello thrillers were broadly regarded as probably the most major new sequence within the style lately and Ramsay's totally distinctive investigators are able to turn into the nation's favorite Scottish cop duo. Absolution is the superb beginning to this wonderful sequence. next titles comprise darkish Water and making a song to the useless. enthusiasts of Ian Rankin and Val McDermid will love this sequence.

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