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The Smiling Man

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Disconnected from his history and careless of his future, Detective Aidan Waits has resigned himself to the night shift. An endless cycle of meaningless emergency calls and lonely dead ends. Until he and his partner, Detective Inspector Peter ‘Sutty’ Sutcliffe, are summoned to The Palace, a vast disused hotel in the centre of a restless, simmering city. There they find the body of a man. He is dead. And he is smiling. The tags have been removed from the man’s clothes. His teeth filed down and replaced. Even his fingertips are not his own. Only a patch sewn into the inside of his trousers gives any indication as to who he was, and to the desperate last act of his life. But even as Waits puts together the pieces of this stranger’s life, someone is sifting through the shards of his own.

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‘Gritty as hell. I loved it. A great urban cop thriller‘ Ian Rankin

As heard on BBC Radio 5 Live Phil Williams Show

From the bestselling author of Sirens, Detective Aidan Waits is on the hunt to find the identity of The Smiling Man.
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A body has been found on the fourth floor of Manchester’s vast and empty Palace Hotel. The man is dead. And he is smiling.

The tags have been removed from his clothes. His teeth have been replaced. Even his fingertips are not his own. Only a patch sewn into his trousers offers any information about him.

Detective Aidan Waits and his unwilling partner, DI Sutcliffe, must piece together the scant clues to identify the stranger. But as they do, Aidan realises that a ghost from his past haunts the investigation. He soon recognises that to discover who the smiling man really is, he must first confront the scattered debris of his own life . . .
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‘Talents such as Knox rarely emerge more than once in a generation. A crime fiction masterpiece’ ***** Metro

‘Packing a punch from the very first page. You will love The Smiling Man’ Jane Harper, author of The Dry

Additional information

Weight 0.315 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.7 × 2.9 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

453

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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