Crime & Thrillers
Hardback Published on: 20/07/2023
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A slick, smart, stylish - and shocking - thriller from one of the most exciting new voices in crime fiction. On a lonely farmstead, a 70-year-old woman falls down outside and, unable to move, is consumed overnight by two of her pigs. It seems like a tragic accident, except the woman was well-known photographer Sophia Bertilak - and inside her house, someone has removed all her photos from their frames, seemingly erasing her past... The first photo Sophia ever took remains her most infamous: a missing girl who was never seen again. Forensic veterinarian Cooper Allen is drafted in for the post-mortem - and slowly becomes obsessed with the victim, her family, and the crimes she brought to light decades ago. As Cooper pulls on a dark thread of deception, secrets and lies, she begins to unravel the case - as well as herself...

  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9781398712713
  • Number of pages: 528
  • Weight: 780g
  • Dimensions: 236 x 162 x 48 mm

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Greg Buchanan’s writing oozes a sense of dreadful inevitability. The mystery draws you in, and the bleak, often scary atmosphere holds you in the narrative... READ MORE
Nathan Moore
Well... this got the juices flowing right from the off - an old lady falls down and gets eaten by her pigs. On face value, it appears to have just been an ... READ MORE
Dark and highly compelling.
Consumed by Greg Buchanan Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Publication Date: 20/7/23 4.5 ⭐️ /5 No Spoilers I loved the authors debut “Sixteen Horses”, ... READ MORE
Maria  Hall
A dark and chilling story which fans of Sixteen Horses will love.
A dark and chilling story which fans of Sixteen Horses will love. Sometime after the events of "Sixteen Horses", Cooper Allen is about to go on a short ... READ MORE
Martin  Paul
Complex and compelling.
Never has a book been more aptly named. As a huge fan of Sixteen Horses I was eager to read Greg Buchanan's second novel, I was immersed immediately and t... READ MORE
Elizabeth Wilkins
A dark, intelligent, twisty thriller
The book is written in the third person and opens in 1964. The timeline moves between past and present and mainly focuses on the two main characters, Sophi... READ MORE
Joceline Nason
One of best thrillers I’ve read in a while
Greg Buchanan’s first novel Sixteen Horses was a huge success, and I have a copy sitting on one of my many bookshelves. Consumed is the sequel and has the ... READ MORE
Juliet Butler
A dark & disturbing mystery
This is the follow up to Sixteen Horses & again features forensic veterinarian Cooper Allen but can easily be read as a standalone. Allen is supposed to... READ MORE
Deb Day
A brilliantly dark literary Gothic thriller
“After a while, Sophie came across a piece of pipe, stuck down in the half-ashen soil. It was a grey plastic cylinder. It did not appear to have been here ... READ MORE
Vivienne O'Regan