Standing Still by Caro Ramsay
A Scottish police procedural (An Anderson & Costello Mystery)

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The explanation is less satisfying than the exposition for the same reasons that it’s always a letdown when magicians reveal their secrets. But if you’re looking for a few hours’ reading guaranteed to disturb your dreams, look no further than Ramsay’s imperishably creepy Glasgow.
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Something very sinister is going on behind the scenes at Glasgow’s West End Festival parade in the compelling new Anderson and Costello mystery.

Paige Riley has been missing for a week. Not that anyone cares much about the homeless heroin addict. The case remains open but inactive; left standing still until something comes up.

Meanwhile, Glasgow’s citizens are in celebratory mood for the annual West End Festival parade. But beneath the jovial surface lurks something darker. A confused young woman is found wandering among the clowns, stilt-walkers and jostling crowds, claiming to have been abducted by aliens. She had originally disappeared the night before. What happened to her in those intervening hours?

Before DCI Anderson and DI Costello can find out, a body is discovered. Is there a connection? As the two detectives investigate, it becomes horrifyingly clear that a depraved killer has taken advantage of the busiest day of the year to carry out a gruesomely macabre plan.
 

About Caro Ramsay

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Caro Ramsay was born and brought up in Glasgow, and now lives in a village on the west coast of Scotland. She is an osteopath, acupuncturist and former marathon runner, who devotes much of her time to the complementary treatment of injured wildlife at a local rescue centre. She is the author of four previous Anderson & Costello thrillers.
 
Published June 1, 2017 by Severn House Digital. 256 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction
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Above average
on Mar 21 2017

The explanation is less satisfying than the exposition for the same reasons that it’s always a letdown when magicians reveal their secrets. But if you’re looking for a few hours’ reading guaranteed to disturb your dreams, look no further than Ramsay’s imperishably creepy Glasgow.

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