Excellent Scottish Crime Fiction by Helen Forbes

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A gripping tale of dark secrets, lies and murder

Incarcerated in the gloom of a Highland asylum, a young mother finds illicit love. And death. Can her daughter unravel the twisted truth and save her own life?

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In the Shadow of the Hill

Tragedy and vengeance in the magical beauty of the Outer Hebrides

A clue left at the scene of an Inverness murder takes a reluctant DS Joe Galbraith back to the beautiful Isle of Harris, where he spent his childhood. In the shadow of Ceapabhal, he finds himself caught up once again in memories and events he'd hoped to forget. As the investigation takes a sinister turn, endangering the lives of his loved ones, Joe discovers there is no escaping the past.

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Madness Lies

The second DS Joe Galbraith novel

Though physically recovered from the trauma of his last investigation, the dreams and memories are taking their toll on Detective Sergeant Joe Galbraith. Now he has to deal with the fatal shooting of a councillor in the middle of Inverness, a girlfriend with a potentially life-threatening condition, and a useless colleague that he detests. With the discovery of another body, and a vicious and elusive killer on the loose, things are not looking good. Set in Inverness, North Uist and London, the tale reaches a terrifying denouement at the notorious Black Rock Gorge.