Absent - Emma Salisbury


By Emma Salisbury

  • Release Date: 2018-05-19
  • Genre: Hard-Boiled


'Ian Rankin...Val McDermid...Emma has joined an elite club of authors.'

Sunday Mail

From best-selling author Emma Salisbury comes a gripping warts and all police procedural which will hook fans of Angela Marsons and Mark Billingham.

When he stopped a serial killer in his tracks the year before, DS Kevin Coupland had thought that would be the end of it, little realising his own personal nightmare has only just begun.

A child's body is discovered in a sports bag, kicking off a major investigation for Salford Precinct's murder squad. Soon the National Crime Agency roll into town and Coupland is under strict instructions to play nice. He's got enough on his plate to worry about politics. A shock discovery in his personal life is starting to take its toll, causing him to make decisions that bring him to the attention of the powers that be for all the wrong reasons.

DS Alex Moreton returns from maternity leave to find her partner deeply troubled, but with a cold case to review she's in no position to prevent him hitting the self-destruct button. As he hunts down the child's killer Coupland is forced to reflect upon his own life and find an answer to a question he's long been avoiding…

Praise for Emma Salisbury:

'Solid police procedural - tense and well paced.'

-Portobello Book Blog

'A taut crime thriller...fantastically plotted and a perfectly paced suspenseful read.'

-Love Books Group Tours

'Loved this book.'

-Donna's Book Blog

What readers are saying:

'Quality storytelling...real characters and a page turner...'

'Fast paced, harrowing and scarily real.'

'Would make a great TV detective series.'