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Imprint: Point Blank

Subject: Crime & Thriller

What Doesn’t Break Us

Helen Sedgwick

Take a sip and enter the world of the dead…

As the station prepares to close down for good, DI Georgie Strachan is running out of time to find out what is really going on in Burrowhead and put a stop to it. A deadly drug appears in the small Scottish village, best consumed with the blood of a freshly slaughtered animal. But what does this have to do with the deaths and suicides? And who is responsible for supplying it?

As rituals and threats reach a frantic high, no one wants to speak. It seems the drug is ingrained in the very fabric of the village. Suspects abound as Georgie questions who she can really trust. 

 

Praise for When the Dead Come Calling:

‘Unputdownable… Helen Sedgwick saw into the future and that future is now!’ Lemn Sissay, author of My Name Is Why

‘Helen Sedgwick is one of Scotland’s finest contemporary storytellers.’ Claire Askew, author of All the Hidden Truths

‘Sedgwick’s writing is minutely observational, clever and warm.’ Scotsman

  • Publication date: July 7, 2022
  • ISBN: 9780861541942
  • RRP: £8.99
  • Pages: 416
  • Publication date: June 2, 2022
  • ISBN: 9780861541959
  • RRP: £4.99
  • Pages: 416

Reviews

‘The perfect end to one of the most intriguing crime series of recent times… Helen Sedgwick has created a world which is fully realised, and that is in no small part to the attention to detail and the clarity of thought behind the writing… The Burrowhead trilogy brings something fresh and exciting to crime fiction.’

Snack Magazine

‘[Erskine’s] novels get better and better every time she goes to press… It won’t be long before we simply call the series ‘the Jaq Silver books’… What sets The Chemical Cocktail apart – the magic ingredient if you like – in a world drowning in average thrillers is that Erskine has applied the intellectual and scientific rigour of her writing to a high-speed, gripping and fun story.’

E&T Magazine

Praise for When the Dead Come Calling:

‘Unputdownable... Helen Sedgwick saw into the future and that future is now! It's an incredible book! READ IT.’ Lemn Sissay, author of My Name Is Why

‘Helen Sedgwick is one of Scotland's finest contemporary storytellers.’ Claire Askew, author of All the Hidden Truths

‘Sedgwick’s writing is minutely observational, clever and warm.’ Scotsman

Helen Sedgwick

Helen Sedgwick is the author of The Comet Seekers and The Growing Season, which was shortlisted for the Saltire Society Fiction Book of the Year in 2018. The opener to her Burrowhead Mysteries crime trilogy, When the Dead Come Calling, was published in 2020, followed by Where the Missing Gather in 2021. She has an MLitt in Creative Writing from Glasgow University and has won a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award. Before she became an author, she was a research physicist with a PhD in Physics from Edinburgh University. She lives in the Scottish Highlands. 

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