Riven by A.J McCreanor Riven is the stunning crime fiction debut from one of the most exciting new voices in the field. The novel follows police partners Wheeler and Ross as they investigate a series of crimes in their patch of that city. A psychologist is found brutally murdered, an addict jumps to his death and a student is found dead of a drugs overdose. These are the facts – and they are all that Wheeler and Ross have. And as they weave their way through the layers of Glasgow’s underbelly they find a subculture where truth and lies are interchangeable commodities and violence the favoured currency. Yet all the time the killer stays one step ahead of them as Wheeler uncovers a web of deceit in which her own nephew is entangled. And as the case draws to a bloody conclusion, she has to confront her own integrity and face the dilemma: is justice always served best by the truth? On publication in October last year, the Sun called it ‘brilliant’ while Scotland’s Daily Record commented, ‘an outstanding debut.’ The novel is set in contemporary Glasgow, a city the author knows well having been born there and later working as a teacher in various secondary schools in the inner city A. J. McCreanor was born in Glasgow and after university taught English in various secondary schools in inner Glasgow. In 2011 she won first prize for crime fiction writing at the Wells Literature Festival. She now lives in Glastonbury with her husband, two cats and one dog.
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