Salt Lane

Salt Lane

A darkly told crime novel in the tradition of Tana French and Ian Rankin, featuring the return of THE BIRDWATCHER’s Alexandra Cupidi.

Sergeant Alexandra Cupidi is a recent transfer from the London metro police to the rugged Kentish countryside. She’s done little to ingratiate herself with her new colleagues, who find her too brash, urban, and–to make matters worse, she investigated her first partner, a veteran detective, and had him arrested on murder charges. Now assigned the brash young Constable Jill Ferriter to look after, she’s facing another bizarre case: a woman found floating in local marsh land, dead of no apparent cause.

The case gets even stranger when the detectives contact the victim’s next of kin, her son, a high-powered graphic designer living in London. Adopted at the age of two, he’d never known his mother, he tells the detectives, until a homeless womanknocked on his door, claiming to be his mother, just the night before: at the same time her body was being dredged from the water.

Juggling the case, her aging mother, her teenage daughter, and the loneliness of country life, Detective Cupidi must discover who the woman really was, who killed her, and how she managed to reconnect with her long lost son, apparently from beyond the grave.
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Genre: Mystery & Thriller / Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural

On Sale: June 26th 2018

Price: $13.99 / $17.99 (CAD)

Page Count: 464

ISBN-13: 9780316563468

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Praise

"Salt Lane is taut, terrifying and timely; the emotional tension never slackens."—Val McDermid
"Excellent....The combination of great characters and a gripping plot will leave readers eager for a sequel."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"DS Alexandra Cupidi is complex, conflicted, and conscientious... Shaw's rattling good writing will hold readers to the very end. Fans of the author's Breen and Tozer series as well as aficionados of atmospheric police procedurals will enjoy this series launch."—Library Journal
"William Shaw is one of the great rising talents of UK crime fiction. This is his best book to date, instantly engaging, beautifully written with really well observed and rounded characters."
Peter James
PRAISE FOR WILLIAM SHAW AND THE BIRDWATCHER

"One of summer's chilliest thrillers... Shaw's prose still sinks its hooks in."—Entertainment Weekly
"Discreet, thoughtful prose... by its theatrical but moving conclusion, The Birdwatcher... [is] an excellent read."—USA Today
"William Shaw is, quite simply, an outstanding storyteller."—Peter May, Barry Award-winning author of the Lewis Trilogy