Cover image for You can run / Steve Mosby.
You can run / Steve Mosby.
Publication Information:
London : Orion Books, 2017.

Physical Description:
327 pages : 20 cm


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1 Bob Harkins Branch MOS Book Adult Mystery / Suspense Fiction

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When a car crashes into a garage on an ordinary street, the attending officer is shocked to look inside the damaged building and discover a woman imprisoned within. As the remains of several other victims are found in the attached house, police believe they have finally identified the Red River Killer - a man who has been abducting women for nearly twenty years and taunting the police with notes about his crimes. But now the main suspect, John Blythe, is on the run.

As the manhunt for Blythe intensifies, DI Will Turner finds himself fighting to stay involved in the investigation. The Red River killings hold a personal significance to him and he must be the one to find the killer, although he's determined to keep this from his fellow officers at all costs.

A page turning psychological thriller and a dark police procedural, the new novel from CWA Dagger winner Steve Mosby, explores the blurred lines between truth and fiction.

Author Notes

Steve Mosby lives and works in Leeds. He is the author of THE THIRD PERSON, THE CUTTING CREW, THE 50/50 KILLER, CRY FOR HELP, STILL BLEEDING, BLACK FLOWERS, DARK ROOM and THE NIGHTMARE PLACE. His novels have been translated widely and longlisted for the Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year Award and CWA Dagger in the Library. Find out more at:

Reviews 1

Publisher's Weekly Review

This fusion of mystery, police procedural, and noir thriller from CWA Dagger Award-winner Mosby (The Reckoning on Cane Hill) is pure crime fiction gold. A serial killer who has been abducting women from an unspecified area of England for almost two decades is identified after a car accidentally crashes into his garage and reveals a nearly-dead victim. Det. Insp. Will Turner, whose first love was one of the victims, vows to capture the man whom the media has dubbed the Red River Killer. The search is complicated by the husband of one of the victims, who appears to know more than he should about the case, and by a strange set of notes allegedly from the killer sent to the police that may indicate the involvement of another person. The narrative is powered by darkly lyrical prose and a cast of nuanced characters, but it's the bombshell plot twists at novel's end that will leave readers more than satisfied. This is one of those exceedingly rare novels that's virtually impossible to put down. Agent: Carolyn Whitaker, London Independent Books (U.K.). (Dec.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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