Pub Date 16 May 2019
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FROM THE AUTHOR OF SUNDAY TIMES CRIME CLUB STAR PICK MOTHERLAND.
A young woman is found dead on the outskirts of St Petersburg on a freezing January morning. She has no injuries, and heavy snowfall has buried all trace of an attacker.
Government security services immediately shut down the case, and Natalya suspects the authorities have something to hide. When the dead woman is revealed to be an anti-Putin activist, Natalya has to go undercover to expose the truth.
But with her career at stake and her own family in danger, how far is she prepared to go?
A captivating, pacy thriller that plunges right into the beating heart of Putin’s Russia.
Praise for Motherland:
'One of my favorite procedurals with a female lead set overseas was the Saudi trilogy by Zoe Ferraris. If the next two are as unique and satisfying as this, Abson's place beside Ferraris will be well earned.' MenReadingBooks.com
'Scandinavian noir takes a detour through Russia in this first in a new series featuring an idealistic policewoman surrounded by compromised officials and fellow policemen. . . Gritty, dark, fast-paced, and satisfying.' Sno-Isle Libraries
'This is an absolute corker of a crime fiction thriller debut from the gifted Abson set in Putin's contemporary Russia, a fearsome, kleptocratic, scary and lawless nation.' NetGalley reviewer