The Suffering of Strangers
by Caro Ramsay

When a baby is stolen from outside a shop, detectives Anderson and Costello find evidence of a shocking conspiracy

When a six-week-old baby is stolen from outside a village shop, Detective Inspector Costello quickly surmises there’s more to this case than meets the eye. As she questions those involved, she uncovers evidence that this was no impulsive act as the police initially assumed, but something cold, logical, meticulously planned. Who has taken Baby Sholto – and why?

Colin Anderson meanwhile is on the Cold Case Unit, reviewing the unsolved rape of a young mother back in 1996. Convinced this wasn’t the first – or last – time the attacker struck, Anderson looks for a pattern. But when he does find a connection, it reaches back into his own past . . .


“ A taut, shattering, mesmerizing page-turner that definitely kicks this series up several notches”


“Mystery and suspense fans will be thrilled to discover this British procedural series, with this latest addition hard to put down”

Library Journal

“The snarky banter between Costello and practically everyone she encounters is amusing and increasingly endearing. She propels the narrative, pulling Anderson and the other team members along in her wake. Fans of contemporary British police procedurals will be more than satisfied.”

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 Suffering of Strangers by Caro Ramsay is available in the following formats

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