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Publisher's Summary

Brought to you by Penguin.

The haunting new novel from G. R. Halliday, author of From the Shadows, shortlisted for the Mcilvanney Debut Prize. 

Three mistakes. Two murders. One more victim to go....

Annabelle has come to the Scottish Highlands to escape. But as she speeds along a deserted mountain road, she is suddenly forced to swerve. The next thing she remembers is waking up in a dark, damp room. A voice from the corner of the room says, ‘The doctor will be here soon.’

Scott is camping alone in the Scottish woodlands when he hears a scream. He starts to run in fear of his life. Scott is never seen again.

Meanwhile DI Monica Kennedy has been called to her first serious crimes case in six months - a dismembered body has been discovered, abandoned in a dam. Days later, when another victim surfaces, Monica knows she is on the hunt for a ruthless killer.

But as she begins to close in on the murderer, her own dark past isn’t far behind.... 

Perfect for fans of James Oswald, Ann Cleeves and Val McDermid.

©2020 G. R. Halliday (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"Dark Waters is dark and disturbing from page one - in the best possible way. The plot is intricate and layered, and peppered with revelations that will keep you reading into the night." (Yrsa Sigurðardóttir) 

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very suspenseful. ..and very gruesome but well written and read. some of the characters are not nice people

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Great book but too scary for me

Absolutley scary book. Not the normal book I would have read but once started I had to finish it. The reader was great too, very suitable for this story. A bit to much of a thriller for me but recommended for those that like a finger gripper......unless you don't have fingers.....

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  • 22-10-2020

CAPTIVATING STORY

I thought it would be an ok story...and I love Sarah Barron's narration...but it wasn't 'ok...it was CAPTIVATING. This story drags you in and holds you...I had to get back out of bed to listen to what happens next. Highly recommended!!!

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  • Caza Raza
  • 13-08-2020

Very predictable

Well narated. Farfetched in places. chapters too short. easy to follow. somewhat gorey. Grippping at times

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  • Nicks
  • 03-08-2020

A travel book for Scotland

Very descriptive if you want to know more about Scotland. I started this book 3 times as I just could not engage with it - then 1 hour before the end I gave up, couldn't manage anymore. The narrators voice is sooo gentle and melodic - very unsuitable for a thriller/murder.

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  • 02-08-2020

Delicious chiller

A relentless horror chiller thriller. Beautifully paced and delicious in its unimaginable screaming black terror.

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