The Second Cut

by Louise Welsh

$33

A stylish, atmospheric detective story with shades of the Gothic - from the author of the award-winning cult classic The Cutting Room.

'I doubt I'll read a better book this year. Dark, funny and humane, Louise Welsh tells the stories that nobody else dares.' - Val McDermid

Auctioneer Rilke has been trying to stay out of trouble, keeping his life more or less respectable. Business has been slow at Bowery Auctions, so when an old friend, Jojo, gives Rilke a tip-off for a house clearance, life seems to be looking up. The next day Jojo washes up dead.

Jojo liked Grindr hook-ups and recreational drugs - is that the reason the police won't investigate? And if Rilke doesn't find out what happened to Jojo, who will?

Thrilling and atmospheric, The Second Cut delves into the dark side of twenty-first century Glasgow. Twenty years on from his appearance in The Cutting Room, Rilke is still walking a moral tightrope between good and bad, saint and sinner.
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 384 Pages
Imprint: A&U Canongate
Published: April 2022
ISBN: 9781838857394

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