Less Dead
Denise Mina

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Narrated By: Katie Leung

Duration: 8 hours and 4 minutes

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'Denise Mina is the cream of the crop, an author who pushes the crime novel in new and exciting directions and never fails to deliver.' IAN RANKIN

When Margo goes in search of her birth mother for the first time, she meets her aunt, Nikki, instead. Margo learns that her mother, Susan, was a sex worker murdered soon after Margo's adoption. To this day, Susan's killer has never been found.

Nikki asks Margo for help. She has received threatening and haunting letters from the murderer, for decades. She is determined to find him, but she can't do it alone...

A brilliant, thought-provoking and heart-wrenching new thriller about identity and the value of a life, from the award-winning author of The Long Drop and Conviction.


'You won't be able to put Conviction down' Reese Witherspoon

'Unsettling, evocative and staggeringly good' Daily Express

'A masterpiece by the woman who may be Britain's finest living crime novelist' Daily Telegraph

'An atmospheric recreation of a vanished Glasgow...and a compelling exploration of the warped criminal mind' The Times on The Long Drop: Top Ten Crime Novels of the Decade

© Denise Mina 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020


Crime & mystery fiction, Thriller / suspense fiction, Narrative theme: Social issues, Family life fiction

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Mina is the most compassionate of crime novelists... a dark and heartfelt novel

Mail on Sunday

Always compelling and frightening, Mina's latest novel is full of tough-minded compassion. She is probably the most interesting crime writer at work today

Literary Review

More proof that Denise Mina is Britain's best living crime writer

Sunday Express

This is crime writing of the highest order

The Times

Denise Mina is crime-writing royalty