The Night Hunter
by Caro Ramsay

Elvie McCulloch’s sister Sophie has been missing for 57 days. She went out for a run – and never came home. Several young woman in the area have disappeared in similar circumstances, and Elvie’s family fears the worst.

As Elvie is driving to her new job late at night, the naked, emaciated body of a young woman crashes from high above onto an oncoming car. Elvie recognises her as Lorna Lennox, who has been missing for weeks. But why was she up there? Where had she been all this time? And why was she running for her life?

Teaming up with retired detective Billy Hopkirk, who has been retained by the mother of one of the missing girls to find her daughter, Elvie determines to find out the truth. But as the pair alternately collaborate with and infuriate investigating police detectives Anderson and Costello, they find themselves up against a terrifying enemy. Someone who has killed before. Someone who will kill again, for pure enjoyment. Someone they call The Night Hunter.


Ramsay piles on the physical horrors and the psychological torments

Kirkus Reviews

A dark, terrifying, soul-shattering trail to the brutal, horrifying truth. An outstanding thriller that’s tense and shocking.

Booklist Starred Review

Ramsay's insights into tortured psyches makes for compelling, if often painful, reading.

Publishers Weekly

Caro Ramsay

CARO RAMSAY is the Glaswegian author of the critically acclaimed DI Anderson and DS 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.

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The Night Hunter by Caro Ramsay is available in the following formats

Hardback978072788422031st July 2014145 X 223mm256£20.99
Ebook97817801057411st November 2014N/A256£8.99
Hardback - Large Print978072789793030th April 2015142 X 222mm384£22.99
Paperback978184751525427th February 2015138 X 216mm256£12.99
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