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The Detective's Daughter
05 Apr 2018 * PAPERBACK * £8.99 * 9781788542982

As winter closes its grip on snow-bound London, a daughter solves the case that her father never could. The number one bestseller.

Fiction / FF (Crime Fiction)
Extent: 496 pages  Format: 198 x 129 mm
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As winter closes its grip on snow-bound London, a cleaner determines to solve the case that her detective father never could. A Kindle number one bestseller.

It was the murder that shocked the nation. Kate Rokesmith, a young mother, walked to the banks of the Thames with her three-year-old son. She never came home.

For three decades, the case file has lain, unsolved, in the corner of an attic. Until the detective's daughter, Stella Darnell, starts to clear out her father's house after his death...

Reviews for The Detective's Daughter:

'A haunting novel about loss and reconciliation, driven by a simple but clever plot' Sunday Times
'This book has a clever mystery plot – but its excellence is in the characters, all credible and memorable, and in its setting in a real West London street, exactly described' Literary Review
'A thoughtful, well-observed story... It reminded me of Kate Atkinson' Scott Pack
'A cerebral thriller... Evokes chills from more than just the frigid winter nights' Forward Reviews Magazine
'Lesley Thomson gets better and better' Ian Rankin

Lesley Thomson grew up in west London. Her first novel, A Kind of Vanishing, won the People's Book Prize in 2010. Her second novel, The Detective's Daughter, was a number 1 bestseller and sold over 500,000 copies. Visit her website at lesleythomson.co.uk

Lesley Thomson is a #1 bestseller and a popular fixture in the crime community.

The Detective's Daughter series has sold 800,000 copies worldwide.

The Sunday Times called cleaner-turned-detective Stella Darnell 'One of the most original characters in British crime fiction'.

MARKET: Elly Griffiths; Val McDermid; William Shaw.


'A haunting novel about loss and reconciliation, driven by a simple but clever plot' Sunday Times

'This book has a clever mystery plot – but its excellence is in the characters, all credible and memorable, and in its setting in a real West London street, exactly described' Literary Review

A cerebral thriller... Evokes chills from more than just the frigid winter nights... Twists and surprises abound' Forward Reviews Magazine

A thoughtful, well-observed story... It reminded me of Kate Atkinson' Scott Pack

Tense and gripping... On the edge of my seat? No way – I was cowering under it' Shotsmag

Skilfully evokes the era and slow-moving childhood summers... A study of memory and guilt with several twists' Guardian

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