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Hold Your Tongue

(2019)
(The first book in the DI Eve Hunter series)
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'Gritty and close to the bone, Hold Your Tongue is a compelling, addictive read that I devoured in one sitting.' Lisa Hall, bestselling author of Between You and Me

In the run up to Christmas, a serial killer stalks the streets of Aberdeen . . .

On Detective Eve Hunter’s first Monday back at work following enforced leave, she is called to the scene of a gruesome crime. A young woman’s body has been discovered in a hotel room, her face mutilated and her tongue cut out. A newspaper headline about the victim’s burgeoning modeling career is pinned to the body.

Hunter and her team spend the week chasing leads, until the following Tuesday, another body is discovered in similar circumstances. Again, a newspaper headline about the victim is found on the scene.

When a breakthrough with the newspaper clippings leads them to a clue about the killer’s pattern, they realize the countdown is on until the next victim is found. Battling against a team who has lost respect for her and her own personal demons, Hunter must put herself inside the mind of a depraved killer if she is to prevent another terrible death . . .

Introducing DI Eve Hunter, HOLD YOUR TONGUE is your new obsession.

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Readers can't stop talking about HOLD YOUR TONGUE:

'Without a doubt the best police procedural I have read in a long time'
'[Deborah Masson] has a long and bright future ahead if this book is anything to go by'
'Hold Your Tongue is incredible . . . You're in for a treat!'
'[Stuart] MacBride has some competition'
'Wow, what a page-turner!'
'I can't wait to read more of this series'
'Addictive from the first page to the last [...] If you read only one book this year make it this one'

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'Tense, edge-of-your-seat stuff' Emma Curtis, bestselling author of The Night You Left

'Expertly paced, intriguing and with a strong emotional kick - this is a great start to a fab new detective series' SJI Holliday, author of Violet

'A tense debut in which the past and present collide with devastating consequences. I hope to read more of DI Eve Hunter' Mari Hannah, author of The Lost

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"If you like your crime novels blood-curdling, Deborah Masson's debut is terrifying, edge-of-your-seat stuff." - Emma Curtis

"Gritty and close to the bone, HOLD YOUR TONGUE is a compelling, addictive read that I devoured in one sitting. With complex, layered characters and a tension-fuelled plot, this is one of my favourite debuts of the year." - Lisa Hall

"Hold Your Tongue is a tense debut in which the past and present collide with devastating consequences. I hope to read more of DI Eve Hunter." - Mari Hannah

"Expertly paced, intriguing and with a strong emotional kick - this is a great start to a fab new detective series." - SJI Holliday

"Hold Your Tongue is a cracking police procedural with enough gruesome deaths to satisfy even the darkest appetite." - David Jackson

"With a twisty plot and dark, nuanced characters, Hold Your Tongue makes for compulsive reading. Not only is it a fantastic crime novel, but the start of an exciting new series." - Jack Jordan

"Gritty, gruesome and NOT to be missed!! Hold Your Tongue is a shocking and brilliant debut by an author who has the rare talent to drag the reader right into the heart of the story and keep them on the edge of their seat until the very last page." - Lauren North


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Used availability for Deborah Masson's Hold Your Tongue

Paperback Editions

December 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Hold Your Tongue (DI Eve Hunter)
Author(s): Deborah Masson
ISBN: 0-552-17652-4 / 978-0-552-17652-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

December 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Hold Your Tongue
Author(s): Deborah Masson
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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December 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Hold Your Tongue
Author(s): Deborah Masson
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


December 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Hold Your Tongue
Author(s): Deborah Masson
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Hold Your Tongue: This addictive crime novel will be your new obsession (DI Eve Hunter)
Author(s): Deborah Masson
Publisher: Transworld Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU