The Quaker by Liam McIlvanney

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The Quaker
Liam McIlvanney
General Fiction (Adult) , Mystery & Thrillers
HarperCollins
07 Feb 2019
2/5
NetGalley
Maybe

Synopsis:

The Quaker is watching you…

In the chilling new crime novel from award-winning author Liam McIlvanney, a serial killer stalks the streets of Glasgow and DI McCormack follows a trail of secrets to uncover the truth…

Winner of the 2018 McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year

A city torn apart.
It is 1969 and Glasgow has been brought to its knees by a serial killer spreading fear throughout the city. The Quaker has taken three women from the same nightclub and brutally murdered them in the backstreets.

A detective with everything to prove.
Now, six months later, the police are left chasing a ghost, with no new leads and no hope of catching their prey. They call in DI McCormack, a talented young detective from the Highlands. But his arrival is met with anger from a group of officers on the brink of despair.

A killer who hunts in the shadows.
Soon another woman is found murdered in a run-down tenement flat. And McCormack follows a trail of secrets that will change the city – and his life – forever…

1969 Glasgow, women are killed under terrible circumstances and the search is on for the killer.

Atmospherically well written, scenes are detailed written (sometimes to much). Fast paced and well written.

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