Skin And Blister

Skin And Blister

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When a student is found dead in his rooms at St Barnabas College, Oxford, it looks nothing more than an unfortunate suicide. A week later, when Sam Falconer's brother disappears, Sam begins to see a disturbing connection between the events. Then her mother receives a Catholic mass card, announcing that a funeral mass is to be said for their son. Sam begins desperately trying to trace her brother's last movements, attempting to locate the mysterious man he'd spent time with in the days before his disappearance. Behind it all is the nagging fear it could be connected to her father and the murders he committed in Northern Ireland in the seventies. As the trail leads from Oxford to Iraq and back to the troubles in Ireland, Sam learns just how strong blood ties can be ...show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 158 x 240 x 30mm | 605g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752874594
  • 9780752874593

Review quote

'The combination of well-oberserved family life, academia and political violence work well, as does this convincingly crazy, mixed-up private eye.' -- Jessica Mann LITERARY REVIEW 'the third outing for protagonist Sam Falconer ... All neatly done, with an endearing doff of the conductor's cap to the demise of London's routemaster.' TIME OUTshow more

About Victoria Blake

Victoria Blake was born in Oxford and read history at Lady Margaret Hall. Having qualified as a solicitor, she began working for the publisher, Gerald Duckworth. She took a year out to concentrate on her writing and began working part-time as bookseller at the Silver Moon bookshop. She lives in Fulham, London.show more

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29 ratings
3.55 out of 5 stars
5 14% (4)
4 45% (13)
3 24% (7)
2 17% (5)
1 0% (0)
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