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Publisher's Summary

On a freezing morning four drunken students stumble upon the body of a woman in the snow. Rosie has been raped, stabbed and left for dead in a cemetery. The only suspects are the four young men now stained with her blood.
Twenty-five years later the police mount a cold-case review of Rosie’s unsolved murder, and the four are still suspects. But when two of them die in suspicious circumstances, it seems that someone is pursuing their own brand of justice....
©2003 Val McDermid (P)2004 Recorded Books Inc
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Critic Reviews

"A classic.… McDermid pulls out all the stops. Impeccable." ( Guardian)
"A few more sly, old-fashioned whodunits like this and she’ll join the sturdy ranks of the queens of crime, on course to become Dame Val or Baroness McDermid." ( Sunday Times)
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By S. Christie on 07-28-16

Wonderful novel which is so well narrated

Loved this novel, like most I have read by this very talented author. This one was superbly narrated by Tom Cotcher. I loved the fact that the book, set in Fife where I grew up, was narrated by a Scot. Seemed to make the story all the more believable for me. Loved at the suspense and mystery that this novel creates and, surprisingly, I didn't see the final twist coming which improved this novels enjoyment for me. I have downloaded many of Val McDermid's novels, and almost all I have very much enjoyed. A recommended read.

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By Ellie on 10-19-16

A solid listen.

I really enjoyed this book. The narrator has a lovely tone and it works well with the story. Lots of twists to keep you interested.

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14 of 14 people found this review helpful

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By Tatiana Brusyanina on 02-28-17

Was OK

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The book was OK, not boring, but not catchy as well.Felt a bit too long when describing main heroes lives, when you'd expect twists and turns and some detective deduction work...
It's not bad, read it.

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By Mary Thomas on 01-28-17

Stunning Story

Wonderful story covering twenty five years you become very involved in the involving lives of the characters. The story is complemented by the rich voice of Tom Cotcher.

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