When Shadows Fall

Book 17 in the Sunday Times bestselling crime series

Alex Gray author


Publisher:Little, Brown Book Group

Published:12th Nov '20


Available for immediate dispatch.

In a hair-raising race-against-the-clock thriller that sees DSI Lorimer sleuthing for his life, this latest installment of Alex Gray's iconic Scottish crime series is her most enthralling yet

***Discover your next reading obsession with Alex Gray's Sunday Times bestselling Scottish detective series***

Don't miss the latest from Alex Gray. ECHO OF THE DEAD is out in paperback in November 2022 and a new mystery, QUESTIONS FOR A DEAD MAN, is out in March 2023.

Whether you've read them all or whether this is your first Lorimer novel, When Shadows Fall is perfect if you love Ian Rankin, Val McDermid and Ann Cleeves


'Warm-hearted, atmospheric' ANN CLEEVES
'Relentless and intriguing' PETER MAY
'Move over Rebus' DAILY MAIL
'Exciting, pacey, authentic' ANGELA MARSONS
'Superior writing'THE TIMES
'Immensely exciting and atmospheric' ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH

DSI Lorimer is back with a brand new case. And the stakes have never been so high . . .

When his old friend and former colleague is shot dead at his home, Detective Superintendent William Lorimer is devastated. And his problems are only just beginning. It's not long before two further deaths are reported: both victims ex-policemen.

It's clear this is a targeted campaign against their own, yet with no other link between the victims to identify the killer, Lorimer's police team are starting to panic. Who will be next?

Lorimer knows he must keep his cool if he is to solve the case. But with time running out before the next attack, he's struggling to ignore the sickening question at the back of his mind:

Will he get to the killer, before the killer gets to him?

A hallmark of Gray's writing is the cosy familiarity of the characters and worlds she conjures, while deftly weaving in the essential components of a gripping psychological thriller - suspense, twists and searing imagery - that will have you whipping through its pages * Glasgow Herald *
Terrific * Peterborough Telegraph *
It's no wonder the series has sold a million copies to date . . . Alex Gray's latest is a thoroughly enjoyable read from a writer at the top of her game. * Dundee Courier *
Cleverly constructed, this tightly plotted story is a gripping read. Highly recommended. * Mystery People *
Relentless and intriguing -- Peter May, bestselling author of the Lewis trilogy

ISBN: 9780751576429

Dimensions: 196mm x 126mm x 28mm

Weight: 240g

384 pages