Fault Lines

Doug Johnstone

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Orenda Books

Published: 22-05-2018


Brilliantly constructed speculative crime fiction A classic whodunit Dark psychological suspense Doug Johnstone returns with his most explosive and original thriller yet…

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SKU: 9781912374151

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A little lie … a seismic secret … and the cracks are beginning to show… In a reimagined contemporary Edinburgh, where a tectonic fault has opened up to produce a new volcano in the Firth of Forth, and where tremors are an everyday occurrence, volcanologist Surtsey makes a shocking discovery. On a clandestine trip to new volcanic island The Inch, to meet Tom, her lover and her boss, she finds his lifeless body, and makes the fatal decision to keep their affair, and her discovery, a secret. Desperate to know how he died, but also terrified she’ll be exposed, Surtsey’s life quickly spirals into a nightmare when someone makes contact – someone who claims to know what she’s done… `A cracking and highly original thriller’ Mark Billingham `You don’t read Fault Lines so much as you white-knuckle your way through its twists and turns’ Megan Abbott `A masterclass in suspense’ Steve Cavanagh `Scotland’s truest exponent of noir’ Chris Brookmyre `Richly characterised, beautifully crafted, this is a book that you truly inhabit’ Emma Kavanagh `Brilliantly unputdownable’ Martyn Waites `An explosive thriller’ Daily Record `Johnston weaves his compelling and original tale with great skill and elegance’ Amanda Jennings

Additional information

Weight 0.28 kg
Dimensions 23 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 300