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Big Sister (Paperback)

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Recently widowed and caring for his young son, Andy Boyd thinks his life is over, until he meets the beautiful, enigmatic Anna. And that was his first mistake ... A startling, emotive and stark psychological thriller from one of Scotland's bestselling crime writers...



'A stark, gripping storyline' Scots



'Strong female characters, honest, pithy dialogue and ever-present empathy for the victims make this a deeply satisfying read' Sunday Times



'Vivid, visceral and compulsive' Ian Rankin



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Some secrets should never be kept...



Andy Boyd thinks he is the luckiest man alive. Widowed with a young child, after his wife dies in childbirth, he is certain that he will never again experience true love. Then he meets Anna. Feisty, fun and beautiful, she's his perfect match ... and she loves his son like he is her own.



When Andy ends up in the hospital on his wedding night, he receives his first clue that Anna is not all that she seems. Desperate for that happy-ever-after, he ignores it. A dangerous mistake that could cost him everything.



A brave, deeply moving, page-turning psychological thriller, A Suitable Lie marks a stunning departure for one of Scotland's finest crime writers, exploring the lengths people will go to hide their deepest secrets, even if it kills them...



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'Malone tackles the taboo subject of female violence against men with insight and compassion (for Anna is no one-dimensional witch), while creating all the hallmarks of a fine, page-turning psychological thriller' Daily Mail



'A mystery involving some disturbing account anomalies at Andy's bank is appropriately overshadowed by Malone's painful depiction of a man in turmoil' Publishers Weekly



'It's a tough high-wire act, balancing believability with surprise, but the author pulls it off with aplomb. Excellent stuff' Doug Johnstone, The Big Issue



'Disturbing but compulsive ... I loved it' Martina Cole



'Bristling with unease, this is domestic noir at its very darkest, twisting the marriage thriller into a new and troubling shape' Eva Dolan



'A deeply personal thriller that will keep the reader turning those pages, with twists and turns designed to keep the heart pumping' Russel D. McLean



'A tightly wound page-turner with real emotional punch' Rod Reynolds



'A dark and unnerving psychological thriller that draws you deep into the lives of the characters and refuse to let go' Caroline Mitchell



'A chilling tale of the unexpected that journeys right into the dark heart of domesticity' Marnie Riches



'Emotionally intelligent and engaging' Caro Ramsay



'A story that I won't forget in a hurry. Malone is a massive talent' Luca Veste



'A disturbing and realistic portrayal of domestic noir with a twist ... a shocking yet compelling read' Mel Sherratt



'Malone perfectly balances storytelling with a brutal commentary on a dysfunctional relationship' Sarah Ward

Fiction & PoetryCrime & ThrillersFiction & PoetryFiction in translationFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Orenda Books Publication Date: 20/06/2018 ISBN-13: 9781912374199  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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One of the fathers of Nordic Noir, Gunnar Staalesen was born in Bergen, Norway, in 1947. He made his debut at the age of twenty-two with Seasons of Innocence and in 1977 he published the first book in the Varg Veum series. He is the author of over twenty titles, which have been published in twenty-four countries and sold over four million copies. Twelve film adaptations of his Varg Veum crime novels have appeared since 2007, starring the popular Norwegian actor Trond Espen Seim. Staalesen has won three Golden Pistols (including the Prize of Honour) and Where Roses Never Die won the 2017 Petrona Award for crime fiction. He lives with his wife in Bergen. Don Bartlett completed an MA in Literary Translation at the University of East Anglia in 2000 and has since worked with a wide variety of Danish and Norwegian authors, including Jo Nesbo and Gunnar Staalesen's Varg Veum series: We Shall Inherit the Wind, Wolves in the Dark and the Petrona award-winning Where Roses Never Die. He also translated Faithless, the previous book in Kjell Ola Dahl's Oslo Detective series for Orenda Books. He lives with his family in a village in Norfolk

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Staalesen is a gifted crime writer. He has written more than 20 Varg Veum novels in the past 40+ years. Only eight of them have been translated into English and sadly none has been released by a US publisher. I am fortunate to be able to purchase these books from Foyles. How much can you say about a mystery novel without giving away too much? Veum, a former child-welfare case worker, now private detective, is investigating the disappearance of a teenage girl. And through this investigation he is also introduced to elements about his family's past that are new to him. This book is superbly plotted with a gripping twist right at the end. Very well done and I really wish more of his work were translated.

- 09/01/2019
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