Val McDermid - A Darker Domain (2nd Hand Paperback)
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Fiction - Crime & Mystery
- Published : 2008 (This Edition 2019 - Harper Collins)
- ISBN : 9780007243310
- SKU : B001607
- PPC : SP350gm
- RRP : £7.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
During the infamous UK miners' strike a wealthy young heiress and her infant son are kidnapped in Fife, before a botched payoff leaves her dead and the child missing.
Twenty-two years later, DI Karen Pirie, an expert on cold cases interviews a journalist who may have found a clue to the enigma while on vacation in Tuscany. However, she soon becomes preoccupied with another missing persons case from about the same time.
Fellow mine workers and even his own wife believed that Mick Prentice notoriously broke ranks and left to join a group of scab strike breakers far south in Nottingham, but recent evidence suggests that his disappearance might not have been as simple as that. Moreover, Mick's grown daughter Misha desperately needs to find her estranged father for critical reasons of her own. DI Pirie soon finds herself stumbling through a darker domain of violence, greed, secrets and betrayal.
The novel jumps back and forth between the time of the key events of both cases during the miners' strike and the current day. The flashbacks provide scattered, non-sequential background for the facts in the order that Pirie and present-day others discover them or relate them. This structure allows the author to present intricate plotlines and reveal facts in a manner that sustains the suspense.
"Second in the Karen Pirie series, this was much better than the first. Karen is front and center of this book. I now know her better, and I like her. I’m really enjoying Val McDermid’s writing style. It’s a slower pace, there’s more character development, and the storylines make me very curious about how things connect." - Goodreads Review.
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