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A Twist of the Knife

'A twisting, high-stakes story... Brilliant' Shari Lapena, author of The Couple Next Door

By Becky Masterman

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Can we trust the stories we tell ourselves about the past? This is the question tough ex-FBI agent Brigid Quinn must ask herself when a cold case comes close to home.

'Wow! An absolute pleasure. Chilling, smart, funny, and what a voice she has' GILLIAN FLYNN

Blown away. What else can I tell you? Brigid Quinn is a heroine to cheer for, and Masterman writes like an angel who has seen far too many ungodly things - LINWOOD BARCLAY

Brigid Quinn is tough, determined, steely and sharper than sharp. As an ex-agent of the FBI she has seen it all, and survived. But nothing can cut her closer to the bone than family...

When Brigid gets a call from her mother saying her father is in hospital with pneumonia, she decides to check on her former colleague Laura Coleman who is living nearby. Having saved Brigid's life, Laura is now working on an 'innocence project', investigating cold cases. And one in particular seems to have caught her attention. Fifteen years before, Marcus Creighton was accused of killing his wife and three children. Now the state governor has signed the warrant for his execution.

Worried that her friend is getting in too deep, Brigid promises to help. But what if her instincts are betraying her?

Biographical Notes

Becky Masterman created her heroine, Brigid Quinn, while working as an editor for a forensic science and law enforcement press. Her debut thriller, Rage Against the Dying, was a finalist for the Edgar Awards and the CWA Gold Dagger, as well as being chosen by the Richard and Judy Book Club. Her books have been translated into twenty different languages. Becky lives in Tucson, Arizona, with her husband.

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  • ISBN: 9781474605786
  • Publication date: 08 Jun 2017
  • Page count: 320
  • Imprint: W&N
A crime novel that transcends the genre - a twisting, high-stakes story with characters so real and so recognizably human, that it breaks your heart a little. Brilliant — Shari Lapena, author of The Couple Next Door
Brilliant, intricate, authentic and sometimes raw, this is a masterfully written story that'll quicken your pulse and challenge the grey matter too. Brigid Quinn is my new favourite female investigator. Loved it! — Gilly Macmillan
Becky Masterman is on of those skilled writers who makes the reader laugh, cry and think, all in the space of a few pages; and Brigid Quinn is as real as a character in a book can be. — Promoting Crime Blogspot
Brigid Quinn is the kind of FBI agent you have never met before, but will want to meet again! — Peter Robinson
A fantastic crime narrative — Compelling Reads
A Twist of the Knife has one of the most chilling prologues I have ever read — The Book Magnet
gripping and entertaining read — Sid's Book Blog
Becky Masterman is on of those skilled writers who makes the reader laugh, cry and think, all in the space of a few pages; and Brigid Quinn is as real as a character in a book can be. — Promoting Crime Blogspot
A crime novel that transcends the genre - a twisting, high-stakes story with characters so real and so recognizably human, that it breaks your heart a little. Brilliant
Brilliant, intricate, authentic and sometimes raw, this is a masterfully written story that'll quicken your pulse and challenge the grey matter too. Brigid Quinn is my new favourite female investigator. Loved it!
Becky Masterman is on of those skilled writers who makes the reader laugh, cry and think, all in the space of a few pages; and Brigid Quinn is as real as a character in a book can be.
Brigid Quinn is the kind of FBI agent you have never met before, but will want to meet again!
A fantastic crime narrative
A Twist of the Knife has one of the most chilling prologues I have ever read
gripping and entertaining read
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