1979. It is the winter of discontent and ambitious young journalist Allie Burns is on the hunt for the story that will change her career. The only woman working the Glasgow newsdesk, she needs a ground-breaking scoop for the boy’s club take her seriously. But the stakes are raised higher than Allie could ever have imagined when her journalism partner, Danny, is found murdered in his flat. Together they have been investigating stories that nobody wants exposed, and in doing so they have made some powerful enemies. As she embarks on her quest for the truth and justice for Danny, Allie is forced to tread carefully. After all, she is a woman in a man’s world and – with her greatest ally dead – nobody can be trusted.
This is the atmospheric, heart-pounding first novel in a gripping new series by the Queen of Crime Val McDermid.