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Alvtegen, Karin

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When a serial killer strikes, a homeless woman finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time, and framed for horrifying murders that she didn't commit. On the run and living on her wits, can she avoid capture long enough to prove her innocence?

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Reminiscent of Ruth Rendell at her best. --Herald

Alvtegen is a name to watch. --The Guardian

A genuine hit . . . a brilliant novel. --Gefle Dagblad, Sweden

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Can murder and deliverance go hand in hand? Sibylla lives on the streets. She is a nobody. Then she finds herself thrust into the news headlines after a man who bought her dinner winds up dead. When another body is found, Sibylla becomes the prime suspect, and she is forced on the run from crimes she didn’t commit. Missing is an unputdownable and unnerving thriller. More than a murder-hunt, it is also the story of one innocent woman’s journey to salvation. ‘Alvtegen powerfully evokes Sibylla’s sense of persecution and conveys what it means to live as an outsider, without ever compromising this compulsive thriller.’ Metro ‘A compelling tale . . . full of false leads and bloody deeds.’ Sunday Herald ‘Alvtegen keeps up a cracking pace.’ Uncut Also available [thumbnails Betrayal and Shame] Cover design by Tim Byrne www.canongate.net [barcode] £6.99 ISBN 978 1 84195 938 2

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