The Long Drop
published by Harvill Secker
Denise Mina’s novel takes us back to Glasgow in the late 1950s where a series of deeply disturbing and violent murders have shaken the city. At the centre of the The Long Drop are William Watt, a businessman and social climber whose family have been brutally killed, and the sinister yet charismatic Peter Manuel, a known liar and rapist. When Manuel offers Watt answers about his family’s murder, the two meet in a Glasgow bar and embark on a strange and uneasy relationship that will have long-term repercussions for them both.