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Blood, Salt, Water

By Denise Mina

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Acclaimed two-time winner of the THEAKSTON'S OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD, Denise Mina weaves a gripping tale of greed, power and misconception.

*** SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA GOLD DAGGER 2016 ***

Salt water lifts blood. Only salt water.

Loch Lomond is a mile deep but the woman's body surfaced anyway. Found bludgeoned and dumped in the water, she now haunts Iain Fraser, the man who put her there. She trusted him and now that misplaced trust is gnawing through Iain's chest. He thinks it will kill him.

Nearby Helensburgh is an idyllic Victorian town. One-time home to a quarter of all the millionaires in Britain, it is quaint, sleepy and chocolate-box pretty. But the real town is shot through with deception, lies and vested interests.

As tensions rise and the police seek a killer, the conflicts that lurk beneath Helensburgh's calm waters threaten to explode. All Iain Fraser has to do is keep on lying.

Biographical Notes

Denise Mina is a critically acclaimed Glaswegian crime writer. Her novels includeThe End of the Wasp Season and Gods and Beasts, both of which won the prestigious Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year Award in consecutive years. Denise also writes short stories and in 2006 wrote her first play. She is a regular contributor to TV and radio.

Find out more at www.denisemina.co.uk or follow her on Twitter @DameDeniseMina

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  • ISBN: 9781409140740
  • Publication date: 30 Jul 2015
  • Page count: 304
  • Imprint: Orion
Mina is one of the most fiercely intelligent of crime writers . . . testament to how brilliantly intricate and psychologically complex her books are — GUARDIAN
Mina's novels are engrossing, deeply rooted in reality and astutely perceptive about human nature and the internal politics blighting modern police forces. Blood Salt Water is also beautifully written and plotted, cementing the author's place as one of the finest contemporary British crime writers. — DAILY EXPRESS
'We're big fans of Denise Mina's DI Alex Morrow - and her fifth book in the series doesn't disappoint.' — BELLA
'Gritty, unpredictable and keeps the reader involved to the end.' — CHOICE
'Another authentic-feeling well-written tale of dark Glaswegian crime . . . dourly brilliant' — METRO
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Daniel Weyman

Daniel appears in Foyle's War for itv as series regular Adam Wainwright. His many other television appearances include Poirot, Midsomer Murders and Dunkirk. He was nominated for Best Performance in a Play at the TMA Awards for his portrayal of Nicholas Nickleby which played at Chichester Festival Theatre, in the West End and in Toronto. His first professional job was at the Donmar Warehouse in The Vortex directed by Michael Grandage. He has recorded many audiobooks and was included in the ALA's Listen List 2013 for outstanding narration.

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