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How The Dead Speak by Val McDermid

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Also by Val McDermid:

How The Dead Speak, December 2019
Hardcover / e-Book
Splinter the Silence, December 2015
Hardcover / e-Book
Forensics, July 2015
Hardcover / e-Book
The Skeleton Road, December 2014
Hardcover / e-Book
Northanger Abbey, April 2014
Paperback / e-Book
The Retribution, January 2012
Hardcover / e-Book
Fever of the Bone, September 2010
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Beneath the Bleeding, September 2009
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How The Dead Speak
Val McDermid

Tony Hill and Carol Jordan #11
Atlantic Monthly Press
December 2019
On Sale: December 3, 2019
416 pages
ISBN: 0802147615
EAN: 9780802147615
Kindle: B07XBVFD8P
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Thriller Crime

Val McDermid is an award-winning, crime-writing powerhouse, and now she returns to her explosive, thrilling series featuring psychological profiler Tony Hill and ex-DCI Carol Jordan in her latest How The Dead Speak

With Tony behind bars and Carol finally out of road as a cop, he’s finding unexpected outlets for his talents in jail and she’s joined forces with a small informal group of lawyers and forensics experts looking into suspected miscarriages of justice. But they’re doing it without each other; being in the same room at visiting hour is too painful to contemplate. Meanwhile, construction is suddenly halted on the redevelopment of an orphanage after dozens of skeletons are found buried in the grounds. Forensic examination reveals they date from between twenty and forty years ago, when the nuns were running their repressive regime. But then a different set of skeletons are discovered in a far corner, young men from as recent as ten years ago.

When newly promoted DI Paula McIntyre discovers that one of the male skeletons is that of a killer who is supposedly alive and behind bars—and the subject of one of Carol’s miscarriage investigations—it brings Tony and Carol irresistibly into each other’s orbit once again. A shocking, masterfully plotted novel that will leave readers breathless, How The Dead Speak is McDermid at her best and a can’t miss read long-time fans and new readers alike.

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