Proof of Life

Author(s): Karen Campbell


Chief Inspector Anna Cameron is a woman with everything to lose. Her life is finally back on track, but the mistakes she made in the past are about to come back to haunt her. When a body is discovered in a Glasgow canal, the death proves to have an unexpected link to something Anna wants desperately to forget. As Glasgow pulses with the threat of terrorist attack and growing civil discontent, she realises everything she holds dear is at risk . . . The explosive fourth novel from Karen Campbell, Gold Dagger-shortlisted author of SHADOWPLAY, AFTER THE FIRE and THE TWILIGHT TIME.


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'Fearlessly plotted ... This slow-burn thriller exploits the classics of the genre - secrets, lies and misdirection - but does it so skilfully that the mechanics are camouflaged amid the emotional entanglements of lives lived ... Campbell, an accomplished wordsmith, excels here. You can touch and smell her Glasgow November dreichness, but always her images are unexpected, her prose tight, and her narrative unflinching ... The denouement is head-behind-cushion nightmarish, brilliantly done.' -- Scotsman 'This is the type of rule-breaking that separates the good from the great. PROOF OF LIFE places Campbell firmly in the latter camp. Ambitious, entirely authentic, and razor-sharp in its observations, it is a superb addition to the Scottish crime canon.' -- 'With lashings of black humour and wry observation, [PROOF OF LIFE] deftly captures the essence of Glasgow itself, the ebb and flow of the city's energy, its epic patter and inimitable swagger.' -- Herald Summer Reads 'Karen Campbell deserves to be admitted to membership of what's becoming a very large club - Scottish crime writers of excellence.' -- The Times on SHADOWPLAY

Karen Campbell is a former police officer who lives in Glasgow with her family.

General Fields

  • : 9781444700473
  • : Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • : Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
  • : 0.33
  • : January 2012
  • : 198mm X 132mm X 31mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : March 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Karen Campbell
  • : Paperback
  • : 823.92
  • : 480