The chilling new psychological thriller by Ben McPherson, author of A LINE OF BLOOD.
A shocking act of violence…
It should have been the safest place on earth. A summer camp for teens, on a beautiful island off the coast of Oslo. But what started out as a haven becomes hell on earth as two men start shooting.
A family torn apart…
With Norway in shock, the families gather, desperately hoping their children have survived. Some have their prayers answered. Some must confront their worst nightmare. But for one family, this is just the beginning…
A daughter gone missing…
Cal and Elsa’s daughter Licia was on the island that day. But the police can find no trace of her – dead or alive. Stuck in limbo, Cal and Elsa delve into their daughter’s life. The secrets they uncover are shocking. But they still don’t know – did Licia survive the shooting? Or is she gone forever?
‘Emotional, painful and utterly memorable’ Alex Marwood, bestselling author of The Wicked Girls
‘McPherson is a beautiful writer whose voice is intense and intelligent. This exploration of the ever-expanding destructive effects of bad ideas is emotional, painful and utterly memorable’ Alex Marwood, bestselling author of The Wicked Girls
Praise for Ben McPherson:
‘Ben McPherson has a very distinctive voice, and A Line of Blood is cleverly put together’ Val McDermid
‘McPherson displays a rare skill for creating characters with depth in a world that is splintering around them’ Daily Mail
‘I read this in one sitting, gripped from the opening page by the twisty plot and a family so damaged I couldn't bear to leave them’ Clare Mackintosh
‘A chilling and compelling read, beautifully written…’ Renée Knight, bestselling author of Disclaimer
‘It is both an extraordinary novel and thriller, and brilliantly written’ Claire Kendal, bestselling author of The Book of You
‘A beautifully-written psychological thriller’ Mark Edwards, author of The Magpies
‘Gripping from the get-go, A Line of Blood will have readers wondering what they might be capable of in the face of the terrible isolation of self within a family running off the rails’ Tami Hoag, bestselling author of the Kovac & Liska series
‘A tense, touching, smartly written thriller with a very clever twist. McPherson is an impressive new voice’ Tim Lott, author of White City Blue
‘A hugely impressive debut, well written and psychologically acute; a devastating depiction of a family tearing itself apart’ Paul Johnston, author of the Matt Wells thriller series
About the author
Ben McPherson is a television producer, director, and writer. He studied Modern Languages at King’s College, Cambridge, and worked for many years in film and television production. From 1998 to 2007 he was a director and producer for the BBC.
Ben now lives in Oslo with his wife and their two sons.