Hardback Published on: 18/08/2022
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It's 1989 and Allie Burns is back. Older and maybe wiser, she's running the northern news operation of the Sunday Globe, chafing at losing her role in investigative journalism and at the descent into the gutter of the UK tabloid media. But there's plenty to keep her occupied. The year begins with the memorial service to the victims of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, but Allie has barely filed her copy when she stumbles over a story about HIV/AIDS that will shock her into a major change of direction. The world of newspapers is undergoing a revolution, there's skulduggery in the medical research labs and there are seismic rumblings behind the Iron Curtain. When kidnap and murder are added to this potent mix, Allie is forced to question all her old certainties.

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780751583106
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Weight: 647g
  • Dimensions: 236 x 152 x 40 mm

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Gripping read
1989 is a hard hitting page turning read that you soon lose yourself in the story. This book would be an excellent Book Club choice which I am sure we wil... READ MORE
Judy Odom
A gripping "recent history" thriller
It’s tantalising to read what’s essentially an historical drama-thriller, but set in a time period one actually lived through. Weaving major events, music ... READ MORE
Sarah Hood
1989 by Val McDermid
1989 by Val McDermid is a look at life in the 1980’s, the news story covered by journalist, Allie Burns in this storyline are real and did happen; The Lock... READ MORE
Christine Rennie

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