Crime fiction's next big thing (The Sunday Telegraph)
Literary sensation...James' overnight success has drawn comparisons with the meteoric rise of EL James and her Fifty Shades of Grey series (Daily Mail)
Fifty Shades of Hay (The Times)
Oswald is among the leaders in the new batch of excellent Scottish crime writers (Daily Mail)
The new Ian Rankin (Daily Record)
The hallmarks of Val McDermid or Ian Rankin: it's dark, violent, noirish (The Herald)
From the Back Cover
Each year for ten years, a young woman s body was found in Edinburgh at Christmastime: naked, throat slit, body washed clean. The final victim, Kirsty Summers, was Detective Constable Tony McLean's fiancee. But the Christmas Killer made a mistake, and McLean put an end to the brutal killing spree.
It s now twelve years later. A fellow prisoner has just murdered the incarcerated Christmas Killer. But with the arrival of the festive season comes a body. A young woman: naked, washed, her throat cut.
Is this a copycat killer? Was the wrong man behind bars all this time? Or is there a more frightening explanation?
McLean must revisit the most disturbing case of his life and discover what he missed before the killer strikes again . . .
"Oswald is among the leaders in the new batch of excellent Scottish crime writers." "Daily Mail"
[AUPHOTO] JAMES OSWALD is the author of the Detective Inspector McLean series of crime novels. A crime writer by night, during the day he runs a 350-acre livestock farm in North East Fife, Scotland, where he raises Highland cattle and sheep."