Hostage to Murder

Spraining an ankle is rarely a stroke of luck, but for Lindsay Gordon, jobless in Glasgow, the injury is her introduction to young freelance journalist Rory McLaren and the opening of a new chapter in her life. Rory’s invitation to team up with her is irresistible. From there it is just a short step to political corruption and other juicy stories – all welcome distractions from Lindsay’s problems at home. But when a local car-dealer’s stepson is kidnapped, Lindsay and Rory trade journalism for detection. The trail leads them to St Petersburg and a dangerous snatch-back operation that will test Lindsay to her absolute limits.
Hostage to Murder, the long-awaited sixth Lindsay Gordon mystery, is a lightning-paced story spliced with crackling action and an intense emotional dimension. Best-selling crime writer V.L. McDermid, winner of numerous awards including the Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger, is writing at the top of her form.

Reviews:

“This is the Val McDermid we know and love … without doubt, this is the book the long-time fans have been waiting for… vintage McDermid in Lindsay Gordon mode.” Diva