From the Publisher
The gritty new standalone crime novel from the No. 1 bestselling
author of Shatter the Bones and Dark Blood Detective Constable Ash
Henderson has a dark secret! Five years ago his daughter, Rebecca,
went missing on the eve of her thirteenth birthday. A year later
the first card arrived: homemade, with a Polaroid picture stuck to
the front -- Rebecca, strapped to a chair, gagged and terrified.
Every year another card: each one worse than the last. The tabloids
call him The Birthday Boy. He''s been snatching girls for twelve
years, always in the run-up to their thirteenth birthday, sending
the families his homemade cards showing their daughters being
slowly tortured to death. But Ash hasn''t told anyone about
Rebecca''s birthday cards -- they all think she''s just run away
from home -- because if anyone finds out, he''ll be taken off the
investigation. And he''s sacrificed too much to give up before his
daughter''s killer gets what he deserves!
About the Author
Stuart MacBride has gone from asking people if they 'want fries with that' to project-managing vast IT projects for the oil industry. Somewhere in the middle he managed to make money out of dressing up as a woman.His first book, -Cold Graniteâ€™ was shortlisted for the International Thriller Writers' best debut novel and won the Barry Award for best first novel. The follow-up, -Dying Lightâ€™, became an instant top-ten bestseller. Stuart won the 2007 CWA Dagger in the Library, awarded for a body of work.Stuart lives in north-east Scotland with his wife Fiona, cat Grendel, and a vegetable plot full of weeds.
Published: January 23, 2012
Publisher: Harpercollins (uk)
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0007344171
ISBN - 13: 9780007344178