The Scent of Death
The chillingly atmospheric new David Hunter thriller
by Simon Beckett
Pub Date 03 Oct 2019
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'A superbly strong read' The Times
What began as a straightforward case is about to become a twisted nightmare . . .
Once a busy hospital, St Jude’s now stands derelict, awaiting demolition.
When a partially mummified corpse is found in the building’s cavernous loft, forensics expert Dr David Hunter is called in to take a look. He can’t say how long the body’s been there, but he is certain it’s that of a young woman. And that she was pregnant.
Then part of the attic floor collapses, revealing another of the hospital’s secrets: a bricked-up chamber with beds inside. And some of them are still occupied.
And it soon becomes clear that St Jude’s hasn’t claimed its last victim . . .
Chilling, visceral and masterfully paced, Simon Beckett’s new crime thriller will leave you gasping.