|About the Book|
Four teenagers find the mutilated corpse of a young girl stuffed into a dumpster in an Edinburgh alleyway. Who is she? Where did she come from? Who killed her and why? Above all, where is the baby to which she has obviously recently given birth?MoreFour teenagers find the mutilated corpse of a young girl stuffed into a dumpster in an Edinburgh alleyway. Who is she? Where did she come from? Who killed her and why? Above all, where is the baby to which she has obviously recently given birth? Inspector Rob Brennan, recently back from psychiatric leave, is still shocked by the senseless shooting of his only brother. His superiors think that the case of the dumpster girl will be perfect to get him back on track. But Rob Brennan has enemies within the force, stacks of unfinished business and a nose for trouble. What he discovers about the murdered girl blows the case - and his life - wide open.TRUTH LIES BLEEDING is the first book in the DI Rob Brennan series.CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR TONY BLACKa compelling and convincing portrayer of raw emotions in a vicious milieuThe Timesif youre a fan of Ian Rankin, Denise Mina or Irvine Welsh, this is most certainly one for youThe ScotsmanBlack renders his nocotine-stained domain in a hardboiled slang that fizzles with vicious verisimilitudeThe GuardianRipping, gutsy prose and a witty wreck of a protagonist makes this another exceptionally compelling, bright and even original thrillerThe MirrorComparisons with Rebus will be obvious. But that would be too easy... Black has put his defiant, kick-ass stamp on his leading man, creating a character that deftly carries the story through every razor-sharp twist and harrowing turn.Daily RecordAn authentic yet unique voice, Tony Black shows why he is leading the pack in British crime fiction today. Atmospherically driven, the taut and sparse prose is as near to the bone as you are ever likely to encounter in crime noir. Powerful.New York Journal of BooksWith comparisons to the like of Irvine Welsh and William McIlvanney echoing in his ears, Tony Black has become a top-class author in his own right.3AM MagazineSharp pacing and with a wonderful narrative, Black delivers a book that cant be put down and will stick with you after reading. If this were Nascar, Black would be holding a lot of checkered flags.CrimespreeAbout the authorTony Black is the author of the Gus Dury PI series (PAYING FOR IT, GUTTED, LOSS and LONG TIME DEAD). His police inspector series, featuring DI Rob Brennan, includes the titles TRUTH LIES BLEEDING and MURDER MILE. He is also the author of THE STORM WITHOUT (Doug Michie #1) and the heist novella, R.I.P ROBBIE SILVA. He lives in Ayr, Scotland.