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Killing Winter - Tom Callaghan



Publisher: Quercus Publishing


Killing Winter

A Killing Winter
A hard-hitting rollercoaster of a debut thriller, which marks the arrival of a major new talent in the world of crime fiction

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The Kyrgyz winter reminds us that the past is never dead, simply waiting to ambush us around the next corner When Inspector Akyl Borubaev of Bishkek Murder Squad arrives at the brutal murder scene of a young woman, all evidence hints at a sadistic serial killer on the hunt for more prey. But when the young woman's father turns out to be a leading government minister, the pressure is on Borubaev to solve the case not only quickly but also quietly, by any means possible. Until more bodies are found ...Still in mourning after his wife's recent death, Borubaev descends into Bishkeka?Ts brutal underworld, a place where no-one and nothing is as it seems, where everyone is playing for the highest stakes, and where violence is the only solution.

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Number of Pages 400


gloomy atmospheric portrait convinces and he writes with style and panache ... A lively story and a riveting glimpse of an unknown society The Times This is a thrilling, intense debut from a powerfully descriptive writer The Daily Express [A Killing Winter's] portrait of people trying to eke out a living in this former Soviet Union is unforgettable Sunday Times Ticks all the boxes of plot, setting and character. It's definitely worth trying. The Crime Warp Callaghan is a hell of a writer, with a tremendous sense of pace and an arch ear for juicy dialogue, and the pages flies by. Crime Thriller Fella This is a wonderful book ... the narrative is savage yet at the same time beautifully crafted ... A Killing Winter satisfies on so many levels Milo Rambles The twists and turns of the story kept me gripped and I would definitely recommend A Killing Winter A Crime Readers Blog The story and writing sustained me right through to the killer twist ending, which was a welcome surprise that could not be entirely predicted Book Bonding It's solid, fast-paced and enthralling Written by Sime The scope of his investigations, and of this crime novel which works well as a political thriller too, is very wide. And the denouement is suitably surprising and satisfactory. I got there breathless and tense in the end. Thriller Books Journal