By Val McDermid
“[A Darker Domain] combines an exciting tale with heartbreaking questions of social justice and history.”
The New York occasions calls Val McDermid, “As soft a practitioner of crime fiction as an individual out there…the most sensible we’ve got.” Time spent together with her remarkable mystery, A Darker area, will turn out that it’s precise. Set in Scotland, the milieu of Ian Rankin’s John Rebus, McDermid’s marvelous exploration of loyalty and greed intertwines the prior and current. It was once selected as a New York Times awesome Crime ebook of the yr and was once a finalist for the Los Angeles instances Book Prize.
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These women were all successful, all private sources she could count on to smooth her path from time to time. But still, that wasn’t the main reason this holiday was so important to her. Partners had A DA R K E R D O M A I N 29 come and gone, but these friends had been constant. In a world where you were measured by your last headline, it felt good to have a refuge where none of that mattered. Where she was appreciated simply because the group enjoyed themselves more with her than without her. They’d all known each other long enough to forgive each other’s faults, to accept each other’s politics, and to say what would be unsayable in any other company.
It was so cold in the kitchen that his words formed a cloud in front of his lips. “More handouts. ” Jenny suddenly sat down on one of the kitchen chairs. She looked up at him. ” “We’ve just got to hold out a bit longer. We’ve come this far. ” He sounded as if he was trying to convince himself as much as her. “They’re going back, Mick. All the time, they’re going back. It was on the news the other night. More than a quarter of the pits are back working. Whatever Arthur Scargill and the rest of the union executives might say, there’s no way we can win.
Beneath it, she could see a crumpled pile of camouflage material. It looked like one of the shooting jackets on sale at the van that occupied the turnout opposite the café on the main Colle Val d’Elsa road. The women had been laughing about it just the other day, wondering when exactly it had become fashionable for Italian men of all ages to look as if they’d just walked in from a tour of duty in the Balkans. Weird, she thought. Bel cautiously climbed the stairs to the loggia, expecting the same sense of long-abandoned habitation.
A Darker Domain by Val McDermid