FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF CONVICTION
'Denise Mina is crime writing royalty' Val McDermid
'Manages to be funny, heart-wrenching, gut-punching and addictive all at once' Nicci French on Conviction
Deception. Theft. Murder. All you need is confidence.
When amateur film-maker Lisa Lee vanishes from a Scottish seaside town, journalists Anna and Fin find themselves at the centre of an internet frenzy to find her.
But she may not be the hapless victim everyone thinks she is. The last film she made showed her breaking into an abandoned French chateau and stumbling across a priceless Roman silver casket. The day after Lisa vanishes the casket is listed for auction in Paris, reserve price fifty million euros, with a catalogue entry that challenges the beliefs of a major world religion.
On a thrilling chase across Europe to discover what happened to Lisa, Anna and Fin are caught up in a world of international art smuggling, billionaire con artists and religious zealotry.
But someone doesn't want them to find the missing girl... and will do anything to stop them.
PRAISE FOR COSTA SHORTLISTED AUTHOR DENISE MINA:
'If you loved Killing Eve, you'll devour Conviction' Erin Kelly
'More proof that Denise Mina is Britain's best living crime writer' Sunday Express on The Less Dead
'You won't be able to put Conviction down' Reese Witherspoon
'Denise Mina gets to the heart of what crime really is. You feel like you are right there, in all the dark nooks and crannies that her characters inhabit' Karin Slaughter
'Denise Mina is the cream of the crop, an author who pushes the crime novel in new and exciting directions' Ian Rankin
'A dark star of a novel, blazingly intense, up-to-the-minute fresh, and exciting as all hell' A. J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window, on Conviction
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