WINNER OF THE 2021 McILVANNEY PRIZE FOR CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR
‘A terrifying thrill ride’ CHRIS BROOKMYRE
‘Craig Russell is peerless. Absolutely stunning’ M W CRAVEN
‘Five stars from me‘ JAMES OSWALD
‘Kept me reading through the night. Spectacular’ CHRIS WHITTAKER
Edward Hyde has a strange gift – or a curse – that he keeps secret from all. He experiences two realities: one real, the other a dreamworld state brought on by a neurological condition.
When murders in Victorian Edinburgh echo the ancient Celtic threefold death ritual, Captain Edward Hyde hunts for those responsible.
In the process he becomes entangled in a web of Celticist occultism and dark scheming by powerful figures. The answers are there to be found, not just in the real world but in the sinister symbolism of Edward Hyde’s otherworld, and time is running out.
He must find the killer, or lose his mind.
From international bestselling author Craig Russell comes a chilling psychological thriller . . .
‘Stephen King meets Robert Louis Stevenson . . . guaranteed to send a shiver down your spine’ David Hewson
‘A brooding, stunningly atmospheric tale . . . multi-layered and intricately plotted, this is a Gothic thriller from the hands of a master’ Margaret Kirk
‘Deliciously dark . . . Another winner for a consummate storyteller’ Douglas Skelton
‘A Gothic masterpiece which will lead you so far into the darkness that you won’t know who to trust. Another splendid offering from a writer who is top of his game‘ Theresa Talbot
‘An engaging Gothic thriller full of atmosphere and surprises’ Irish Independent