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Absolution

(2007)
(The first book in the Anderson and Costello series)
A novel by

 
 
It's been twenty years since Police Detective Alan McAlpine has set foot in Patrickhill Station-and more than twenty years since he fell forever in love with the mute, faceless woman he called Anna as she lay dying in Glasgow's Western Infirmary. Daily, he'd watched over her, and they had begun to communicate with each other, she by moving her wounded fingers. Her fingers could not tell the sad, unseasoned police cadet her name, however, or name for him the father of her newborn baby girl or identify the assailants who had flung the acid in her once incomparably beautiful face. Or tell him how she'd smuggled a cache of uncut diamonds into Scotland.

Now McAlpine is back in Patrickhill, where he's been summoned to head up the investigation of a disturbing murder case. Two women-their arms outstretched, their legs together and feet crossed at the ankle-have already died at the hands of a man the press has tagged the Crucifixion Killer. More gruesomely, the third victim will also have been violently disfigured when her body turns up in Whistler's Lane, coincidentally (perhaps) the scene of an equally brutal murder four years earlier.

The face of another woman, though-a strikingly beautiful young woman, blonde-has taken hold of McAlpine's consciousness, and soon the consequences of a case cold for two decades are commanding-and dangerously thwarting-the course of his team's current, already desperate investigation.

As crimes in the present intersect with iniquities committed in the past, the mystery in this steely, piercing, psychological thriller is as gripping as its twists are surprising. And absolution proves to be extreme.

Genre: Mystery

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November 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Absolution: A Novel of Suspense
Author(s): Caro Ramsay
ISBN: 1-933648-41-4 / 978-1-933648-41-5 (USA edition)
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June 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: Absolution: An Anderson and Costello Thriller
Author(s): Caro Ramsay
ISBN: 0-7181-5002-3 / 978-0-7181-5002-0 (UK edition)
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Title: Absolution (Anderson and Costello thrillers): 1
Author(s): Caro Ramsay
ISBN: 1-78689-873-X / 978-1-78689-873-9 (UK edition)
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November 2016 : UK Paperback

Title: Absolution: An Anderson and Costello Thriller
Author(s): Caro Ramsay
ISBN: 1-4059-3164-7 / 978-1-4059-3164-9 (UK edition)
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August 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Absolution: An Anderson and Costello Thriller
Author(s): Caro Ramsay
ISBN: 1-4059-0934-X / 978-1-4059-0934-1 (UK edition)
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February 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Absolution: A Novel of Suspense
Author(s): Caro Ramsay
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Title: Absolution
Author(s): Caro Ramsay
ISBN: 1-55468-216-9 / 978-1-55468-216-4 (Canada edition)
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April 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Absolution: An Anderson and Costello Thriller
Author(s): Caro Ramsay
ISBN: 0-14-102924-2 / 978-0-14-102924-5 (UK edition)
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April 2008 : Paperback
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Title: [(Absolution)] [By (author) Caro Ramsay] published on (April, 2008)
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June 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Absolution: An Anderson and Costello Thriller
Author(s): Caro Ramsay
ISBN: 0-7181-5003-1 / 978-0-7181-5003-7 (UK edition)
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July 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Absolution
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April 2008 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Absolution
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April 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Absolution (Anderson and Costello thrillers Book 1)
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November 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Absolution (Anderson and Costello Book 1)
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