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1989
1989: The brand-new thriller from the No.1 bestseller | Val McDermid
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THE SECOND THRILLING NOVEL IN VAL MCDERMID'S NEW SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES There's nothing like a killer story . . . 1989. The world is changing, and Allie Burns is still on the front line, covering the stories that count. Although Allie is no longer an investigative journalist, her instincts are sharper than ever. When she discovers a lead about the exploitation of society's most vulnerable, Allie is determined to give a voice to those who have been silenced. As Allie edges closer to exposing the truth, she travels behind the Iron Curtain, to East Berlin on the brink of revolution. The dark heart of the story is more shocking than she ever imagined. And to tell it, Allie must risk her freedom and her life . . . The latest Allie Burns thriller, set a decade after the bestselling first novel in the ground-breaking, iconic new series. Praise for 1979 'McDermid is at her considerable best' GUARDIAN 'Irresistible' PATRICIA CORNWELL 'A brilliant novel by a supremo of the genre' PETER JAMES 'Outstanding' SPECTATOR 'Another masterpiece' DAVID BALDACCI 'Sensational. One of Britain's most accomplished writers' SUNDAY EXPRESS
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TrishB
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Enjoyed this one. There was one point where there was lots of sub plots running and I was thinking this is all over the place but she brought it together. I like Allie and Rona so will definitely read more of this series.
It‘s set in 1989 (in case you didn‘t guess) I didn‘t read the Hillsborough pages because it still doesn‘t feel like it should be in ‘historical‘ fiction ☹️

Balibee146 Agree I would have skipped those too.... Terrible what happened and what went on after 💔💔😠😠 2mo
TrishB @Balibee146 to close to me too read as fiction. 2mo
Balibee146 @trishb 100% - I can only imaging when it is right on your doorstep too x 2mo
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Jeg
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This was between a pick and a so so. It‘s been years since I‘ve read one of her books. This is very different to the early ones. Almost didn‘t seem like her writing. Enjoyed remembering events in Britain and the world from that year. I might give the other one in this series a go.1979. I lived that year too. 😊.