Out of the Dark
by Caro Ramsay

A young woman is missing. But is she in hiding . . . or has she been captured?

A dying cop asks DCI Christine Caplan to investigate a series of cold cases: bodies found in remote woods, naked and with injuries to their legs that prevent them running. As the scent grows stronger, a new victim is found in the bleak Scottish highlands, and the cold cases seem suddenly dangerously hot.

In this thrilling hunt for the missing girl, Caplan must trace where love and control get out of hand, and question where power lies in any relationship. Meanwhile, the dark nights of Scotland conceal a terrifying game of cat and mouse . . .

This gripping Scottish police procedural meets twisted psychological thriller, featuring a complex and fascinating female protagonist, is a perfect choice for fans of tartan noir and authors Ian Rankin, Val McDermid and William McIlvanney.


“A breathtaking combination of police procedural and twisted psychological thriller”

Kirkus Reviews on In Her Blood

“Gripping . . . Ramsay has created a fascinating character in Caplan”

Publishers Weekly on In Her Blood

“This is a taut, suspenseful police procedural with plenty of dark twists to keep fans riveted”

Booklist on In Her Blood

“Ramsay debuts a new series with this dark, suspenseful, and atmospheric thriller starring a charismatic heroine”

Booklist Starred Review of The Devil Stone

“Fans of contemporary British police procedurals will want to have a look”

Publishers Weekly on The Devil Stone

“Intriguing characters people a challenging mystery fraught with peril”

Kirkus Reviews on The Devil Stone

“Caro Ramsay fully deserves a place in the upper echelons of Scottish crime writing . . . top-notch”

Financial Times on The Devil Stone

“This is both an outstanding police procedural and a complex and intense psychological cop drama, with danger and dark humor that also shows the vulnerability and resilience of human beings in the face of unspeakable tragedy”

Booklist on The Silent Conversation

“With a complex storyline and protagonists to match, this procedural-plus keeps you guessing to the end”

Kirkus Reviews on The Silent Conversation

“Engrossing . . . Ramsay shifts perspectives among investigators, witnesses and victims to keep readers guessing. An intelligent nail-biter”

Publishers Weekly on The Silent Conversation

Caro Ramsay

CARO RAMSAY is the Glaswegian author of the critically acclaimed Anderson and Costello series, the first of which, Absolution, was shortlisted for the CWA’s New Blood Dagger for best debut of the year. The ninth book in the series, The Suffering of Strangers, was longlisted for the McIlvanney Prize 2018.@CaroRamsayBooks | caroramsay.com

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Out of the Dark by Caro Ramsay is available in the following formats

Ebook97814483141266th August 2024N/A256$24.99
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