SHORTLISTED FOR A CWA DEBUT DAGGER AWARD
The first in a gripping series of crime novels set in the dark heart of Putin’s Russia, featuring the sharp and intriguing policewoman, Captain Natalya Ivanova. Student Zena Dahl, the daughter of a Swedish millionaire, has gone missing in St Petersburg (or Piter as the city is colloquially known) after a night out with a friend. Captain Natalya Ivanova is assigned the case.
It makes a change for Natalya from her usual fare of domestic violence work, but, because of the family’s wealth, there’s pressure for a quick result. But as she investigates she discovers that the case is not as straightforward as it may seem. Dark, violent and insightful, MOTHERLAND twists and turns to asatisfyingly dramatic conclusion.
Ideal for fans of JO NESBO, TOM ROB SMITH, DAVID YOUNG and Scandi shows dramas, like THE KILLING and THE BRIDGE. `The dark heart of Putin’s Russia beneath the glitz of St Petersburg provides the heady setting for this excellent and gripping debut. Abson, who was shortlisted for a Crime Writers’ Debut Dagger for Motherland, is surely a name to watch.
A Child 44 for Putin-land, this classy page-turner oozes with atmosphere.’David Young, bestselling author of STASI CHILD and STASI WOLF