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Still Life
Still Life | Val McDermid
13 posts | 7 read | 1 reading | 6 to read
'No one can tell a story like she can' Daily Express 'One of today's most accomplished crime writers' Literary Review 'The queen of psychological thrillers' Irish Independent ____________ 'The bodies never stay buried forever . . .' On a freezing winter morning, fishermen pull a body from the sea. It is quickly discovered that the dead man was the prime suspect in a decade-old investigation, when a prominent civil servant disappeared without trace. DCI Karen Pirie was the last detective to review the file and is drawn into a sinister world of betrayal and dark secrets. But Karen is already grappling with another case, one with even more questions and fewer answers. A skeleton has been discovered in an abandoned campervan and all clues point to a killer who never faced justice - a killer who is still out there. In her search for the truth, Karen uncovers a network of lies that has gone unchallenged for years. But lies and secrets can turn deadly when someone is determined to keep them hidden for good . . . The number one bestseller and unrivalled queen of crime Val McDermid is back with her most exhilarating, breath-taking thriller yet. ____________ Praise for Val McDermid, the queen of crime: 'Brilliant . . . Sensational . . . Unforgettable' Guardian 'Compulsively readable' Irish Times 'As good a psychological thriller as it is possible to get' Sunday Express 'It grabs the reader by the throat and never lets go' Daily Mail
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Enchanted_Bibliophile
Still Life | Val McDermid
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So far I only have one book for the #20in4 #ReadAThon
The one I didn't finish in #JoysOfJune

Will see what I feel like reading once this one is finished

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Loved this book. 1mo
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Enchanted_Bibliophile
Still Life | Val McDermid
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Quick update on my #JoysOfJune #ReadAThon progress
I'm only left with Still Life for the weekend, but it is my mother's 60th birthday and we're taking her away for the weekend, so I'm hoping to finish. 🤞🏻

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Doing great 👏👏👏 2mo
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Magslhalliday
Still Life | Val McDermid
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When I clocked the dates in each chapter of the latest DI Karen Pirie the tension instantly ratcheted up. When the forensics lab have people off sick with colds they‘ve picked up on a trip to Northern Italy…

Written once lockdowns started, there‘s a vicarious thrill to seeing Pirie dart about to Paris, England and Ireland, and you‘re wondering if the case will get mired in the first lockdown in the UK. 👍

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decaturmamaof2
Still Life | Val McDermid
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I love these books so much...

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charl08
Still Life | Val McDermid

A few minutes later, they stopped outside a small café. Chevrolet jumped out, opened the back door and gestured that she should leave.
'Please, Commandant Pirie, go inside', he said. 'My boss, he is with the judge, just round the corner. He told me he will meet you here.'
'How will I know him?"
Chevrolet looked her up and down. 'He will know you, madame. You do not look French.'
And with that, he was back in the car.

humouress 😲 13mo
charl08 @humouress he gets his comeuppance in due course 😁 13mo
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Jeg
Still Life | Val McDermid
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An enjoyable read. I‘ve not read one of her books for some time. She mentions places that I know well in Scotland.
Was a perfect distraction and quick read. A more gentle read than some of her previous books.
#joysbooks2021
@MrsMalaprop

MrsMalaprop Used to read & like her books. 👍🏼 2y
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rabbitprincess
Still Life | Val McDermid
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I really enjoy the Karen Pirie series, and this book is no exception. A book set in February 2020, so only a few faint mentions of COVID. The cold cases featured here are interesting, and it is great to see Jason « the Mint » Murray coming into his own as a copper ?

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rabbitprincess
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« Karen emerged from the dystopian fluorescent gloom of the Gayfield Square station into sparkling sunshine on Leith and the rest of the city. »

(in best Proclaimers accent) ? And while the chief / put SUNSHINE on Leith ?

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Andrew65
Still Life | Val McDermid
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Listened to this on audiobook and totally loved it despite having already read it as a #NetGalley book. This really is an excellent book and recommend it strongly, great storylines, great characters, actions, and a strong Covid 19 the e running through it so very current.

#scarathlon2020 #Screamathon #OutstandingOctober #Fraterfestrat #CocoTurns50 #FallReadathon #Whodunitathon #Sbooktober

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CocoReads Bravo! 👏👏 2y
Andrew65 @CocoReads Thanks 😊 2y
Clwojick Hahahaha! You are killer for my #MountTBR! 😂 I always end up stalking all your books. 2y
Andrew65 @Clwojick You won‘t regret this one. If not read I also recommend her Tony Hill / Carol Jordan Series. One of my very favourite series. 2y
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Eyejaybee
Still Life | Val McDermid
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Enjoy Val McDermid‘s latest - absolutely up to her normal standard. DCI Karen Pirie is a wonderful character. #valmcdermid #stilllife #books #fiction #karenpirie #bookstagram #crimefiction #book #bookphotography #booklove #bookcommunity #bookish #booknerd #scottishfiction #scottishcrimefiction #scottishnoir

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Andrew65
Still Life | Val McDermid
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Loved this book, and has to be the first one I‘ve read that got Covid 19 into the book! This was a very enjoyable double plot, and was good to introduce a new character in the series and I hope she‘ll figure strongly in the future books. Bit globe hopping visiting England, Ireland, Northern Ireland and France as well as the Scottish setting. Totally recommend this series. #NetGalley
#24B4Monday now at 19 hours 5 mins and 1071 pages.

tracey38 Wow,it had to be written recently to have COVID in it! 2y
Andrew65 @tracey38 Yes it‘s a review copy and due for publication next month. Not a major part of the book but mentioned on two or three occasions including start of Lockdown. 2y
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Andrew65
Still Life | Val McDermid
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Going back to Still Life for the twin readathons #24B4Monday #ReadingRush

So far at 13 hrs 16 mins and 731 pages for #24B4Monday and 2347 pages for the week long #ReadingRush Readathon.

How is #24B4Monday going for you?

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Andrew65
Still Life | Val McDermid
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Reading Still Life, the sixth book in the Karen Pirie Series which is due to be published on 20th August. #NetGalley

So far clocked up 2 hrs 55 mins for #24B4Mondsy and 144 pages.

#NetGalleyReadathon #ReadingRush

rabbitprincess Yay! Karen Pirie is my favourite Val McDermid series. 2y
Andrew65 @rabbitprincess An enjoyable start 😊 2y
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