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The Girl Who Walked in the Shadows(2016)
(The third book in the George McKenzie Crime Thriller series)
A novel by Marnie Riches
Some secrets can’t be buried. Some tracks can’t be covered…Meet George McKenzie - a heroine to die for who has taken British mystery, thriller and suspense fans by storm and who now has US readers gripped!
Europe is in the grip of an extreme Arctic blast and at the mercy of a killer, who leaves no trace. His weapons of choice are razor-sharp icicles. This is Jack Frost.
Now a fully qualified criminologist but still, ever the fearless outsider, Georgina McKenzie is called upon by the Dutch police to profile this cunning and brutal murderer. Are they looking for a hit man or a frenzied serial-killer? Could there be a link to a cold missing persons’ case that George had worked with Chief Inspector Paul van den Bergen – two abducted toddlers he could never quite give up on?
The hunt for Jack Frost and the missing children sparks a dangerous, heart-rending journey through the toughest neighborhoods in Europe, where refugees and Roma gypsies scratch a living on the edge of society. Walking into the dark, violent world of a trans-national trafficking ring, can George outrun death to shed light on two terrible mysteries?
The Girl Who Walked in the Shadows will have readers’ pulses pounding from start to finish as the most refreshing heroine in crime-fiction since Lisbeth Salander journeys to the corrupt heart of international crime. The George McKenzie series offers lovers of crime-thrillers and P.I./police procedurals alike the perfect blend of edge-of-your-seat thrills in fascinating settings, with a multi-layered mystery at the core of each book.
Winner of a Dead Good Reader Award in the UK for best location (Amsterdam, London and Cambridge), the George McKenzie series is a must-read for all fans of Stieg Larsson. Readers of Robert Dugoni’s Tracy Crosswhite series will root for George, and fans of Robert Galbraith’s Cormoran Strike will love, love, love the dynamic between her and Van den Bergen – they’re a sleuthing duo like no other.
With five books publishing in the US over the coming months, all of which can be read out of sequence, meet George today, and watch out for those killer twists!
Praise for Marnie Riches
'This thriller plunges you head first into the action and keeps you gripped until the very last page' USA Today #1 Bestselling author of "Silent Victim", Caroline Mitchell
‘Really fast paced and exciting…exhilarating, dark and smart.' US book-blogger, Novel Gossip.
'Fast, furious, fantastic…One killer thriller!’ Mark Edwards, international Amazon Bestseller
‘Marnie Riches is already a leading light in the field of Mancunian noir. Born Bad vividly covers all aspects of her city, from its rundown backstreets and grime-covered civic buildings to its rich musical legacy…It’s impressive.’ The Guardian
'Pacey, poignant, funny and violent, it grabs you by the hand and drags you down the mean streets of Manchester with such verve and authenticity that you can almost smell the rain and blood as you turn the pages.' Simon Toyne, international bestselling author of the Sanctus trilogy
‘The book I could not put down’ US Amazon reviewer
‘I can’t wait to read the next in the series’ US Amazon reviewer
‘Reminds me of the best Scandinavian crime writers like Jo Nesbo and Stieg Larsson’ UK Amazon reviewer
‘Great first book for unforgettable character, George McKenzie’ US Amazon reviewer
‘A suspenseful page-turner’ US Amazon reviewer
Praise for this book
"Fast, furious, fantastic...One killer thrillers!." - Mark Edwards
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Used availability for Marnie Riches's The Girl Who Walked in the Shadows
May 2018 : UK Paperback
November 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
March 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition