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Helen FitzGerald - Worst Case Scenario (2nd Hand Paperback)

SKU B002358

Shortlisted for the Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Novel of The Year 2020.

A deliciously dark, unapologetically funny, and nail-bitingly tense psychological thriller by the international bestselling author of The Cry.

Mary Shields is a moody, acerbic probation offer, dealing with some of Glasgow's worst cases, and her job is on the line. Liam Macdowall was imprisoned for murdering his wife, and he's published a series of letters to the dead woman, in a book that makes him an unlikely hero - and a poster boy for Men's Rights activists.

Liam is released on licence into Mary's care, but things are far from simple. Mary develops a poisonous obsession with Liam and his world, and when her son and Liam's daughter form a relationship, Mary will stop at nothing to impose her own brand of justice . . . with devastating consequences.

A heart-pounding, relentless and chilling psychological thriller, rich with deliciously dark and unapologetic humour, Worst Case Scenario is also a perceptive, tragic and hugely relevant book by one of the most exciting names in crime fiction.

  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Very Good (Almost As New)
  • Category : Fiction - Scottish Fiction
  • Published : 2019 (Orenda Books)
  • ISBN : 9781812374694
  • SKU : B002358
  • PPC : LL300gm
  • RRP : £8.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"The crime novelist’s crime novelist, Helen Fitzgerald has a unique ability to combine gallows humour belly-laughs with searing, white knuckle suspense. Worst Case Scenario’s twisted tale of an acerbic probation officer and a notorious wife-killer is another pitch-perfect thriller packed full of quotable lines and heart-stopping incident." - Waterstones.

'Shocking, gripping and laugh-out-loud hilarious from the first line to the last. Brilliant.' - Erin Kelly.

'The main character is one of the most extraordinary you'll meet between the pages of a book.' - Ian Rankin.

'Outrageous, extremely funny and ultimately devastating.' - Ambrose Parry.

'A scandalously rude comic masterpiece.' - Daily Telegraph.

The Author

Helen FitzGerald is a bestselling novelist and screenwriter. Her debut novel, Dead Lovely, was originally published by Allen & Unwin in September 2007, and The Exit was published in February 2015 by Faber & Faber. Viral was released in February 2016.

She studied English and History at the University of Melbourne, before later attending Glasgow University where she completed a Diploma and Masters in Social Work. She began writing while working as a criminal justice social worker, where for a period she worked with serious sex offenders in Glasgow's Barlinnie Prison. She quit this job for a time to focus solely on her writing career, before returning to the field part-time. She cites her experience as a social worker an inspiration in the subject matter of her writing.