Perception of Death (Mass Market Paperbound)

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Description


Some things it’s better not to know. In Louise Anderson’s terrifying debut thriller, a twisted killer brings to life a woman’s worst nightmare–a dark secret she hoped she’d never have to face again.

Hardly ten A.M. and attorney Erin Paterson was already having the worst day of her life. One of Glasgow’s top litigation lawyers, her specialty was victim compensation, not criminal law. But in the next twenty-four hours, she’d assault her soon-to-be-ex boyfriend and become the chief suspect in the brutal murder of an old schoolmate. Erin hardly remembered Lucy Grant, so what were messages from the dead woman and her killer doing on her phone the day of the murder? It’s a question that will soon unravel Erin’s carefully wrapped life to uncover a family trauma she and her troubled sister have done their best to leave behind. Suddenly Erin’s on the verge of losing everything–her reputation, her family’s law firm, and her life. For she’s on the short list of a serial killer concealed in the one place she’d almost rather die than look….

About the Author


Louise Anderson was born in 1966. She gained an MA from Glasgow University in 1988, and now lives and works in Glasgow.

Praise For…


“Quite simply, this is one of the best crime novels you’re likely to read this year. As a first novel, it’s quite extraordinary, and marks the arrival of an exceptional new talent on the British mystery scene”
—John Connolly

“I really enjoyed it – she’s a breath of fresh air in the Scottish crime fiction field. It’s got lots of genuinely black comedic moments but also some grimly painful storytelling”
—Val McDermid

Product Details
ISBN: 9780553588125
ISBN-10: 0553588125
Publisher: Bantam
Publication Date: February 24th, 2009
Pages: 528
Language: English