A Darker Domain by Val McDermid

By Val McDermid

Prior and current intertwine during this remarkable exploration of loyalty and greed from bestselling mistress of suspense Val McDermid. Fife, Scotland, 1984. Mick Prentice abandons his relations on the top of a politically charged nationwide miners' strike to affix the strikebreakers down south. Despised and disowned via acquaintances and family, he's not said lacking until eventually twenty-three years later. Fife, Scotland, 1985. abducted heiress Catriona Maclennan supply is killed and her child son vanishes whilst the ransom payoff is going horribly incorrect. In 2008, a vacationer in Tuscany stumbles upon dramatic new facts that reopens the research. Already immersed within the Prentice affair, Detective Karen Pirie, newly appointed head of the chilly Case overview crew, desires to make her mark with this moment unsolved Nineteen Eighties secret. yet twenty years' worthy of secrets and techniques are top Pirie right into a darkish area of violence and betrayal—a position darker than any she has formerly entered.

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Misha gave a sharp sniff and nodded. “My dad. Mick Prentice. ” This, thought Karen, was where it would get interesting. If it was ever going to get interesting. “Like I told the guy downstairs, twenty-two and a half years ago. ” Misha Gibson’s brows drew down in a defiant scowl. “It’s kind of a long time to wait to report someone missing,” Karen said. Misha sighed and turned her head so she could look out of the window. “We didn’t think he was missing. ” “I’m not with you. ” Misha turned back and met Karen’s steady gaze.

She gave it away. ” “Maybe he tried to make it up to your mum. ” Misha shook her head. “You don’t know my mum. ” To Karen, it seemed a thin reason for avoiding a man who might provide the key to a boy’s future. But she knew how deep feelings ran in the old mining communities, so she let it lie. “You say he wasn’t where he was supposed to be. ” Thursday, 21st June 2007; Newton of Wemyss Jenny Prentice pulled a bag of potatoes out of the vegetable rack and set about peeling them, her body bowed over the sink, her back turned to her daughter.

This holiday formed part of the bulwark she constantly shored up against her own in-securities. Besides, it was the only holiday she took these days that was about what she wanted. For the past half dozen years, she’d been bound to her widowed sister Vivianne and her son Harry. The sudden death of Vivianne’s husband from a heart attack had left her emotionally stranded and practically struggling. Bel had barely hesitated before throwing her lot in with her sister and her nephew. On balance it had been a good decision, but even so she still treasured this annual work-free break from a family life she hadn’t expected to be living.

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