Broken Ground

Broken Ground by Val McDermid (Little Brown)

When a young couple arrive in search of treasure left buried in the Highlands by an ancestor stationed in Wester Ross during the Second World War, they discover more than they bargained for. Their tattered and crumbling map leads them to the resting place of something far more sinister. Is this a body that has been in the ground for seventy-two years? The corpse’s footwear tells a different story… one that needs DCI Karen Pirie and her Historic Cases Unit to understand what the past is trying to explain. But Karen has other cases on her mind, with equally useful reminders that the past has a habit of catching up with us all eventually…

Moving seamlessly between 1944 and the present day, Val McDermid weaves an intriguing tale of atmospheric suspense and suspicion.