Dunedin Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute

Book: Broken Ground (November 2018)

By Val McDermid

December 5, 2018

‘Somebody has been here before us.  And he’s still here..’

When a body is discovered in the remote depths of the Highlands, DCI Karen Pirie finds herself in the right place at the right time.  Unearthed with someone’s long-buried inheritance, the victim seems to belong to the distant past – until new evidence suggests otherwise, and Karen is called in to unravel a case where nothing is as it seems.

It’s not long before an overheard conversation draws Karen into the heart of a different case, however – a shocking crime she thought she’d already prevented.  As she inches closer to the twisted truths at the centre of these murders, it becomes clear that she’s dealing with a version of justice terrifyingly different to her own…

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