Book Title: The Girl in the Green Dress
Author: Cath Staincliffe
Format: Paperback | 336 pages
Publication Date: 05 Apr 2018
'This is a wonderful novel, powerful, humane and moving. It's also one of the best police procedurals I've read this year' Ann Cleeves
Can you really keep your child safe?
What if who they are puts them at risk?
And what if they have blood on their hands?
Teenager Allie Kennaway heads off for prom night, cheered on by her dad Steve and little sister Teagan. But Allie never comes home, beaten to death in an apparent hate crime because of her transgender identity.
As police investigate the brutal murder, a crime that has appalled the country, one parent is at her wit's end with her son's behaviour. Are his outbursts and silences hiding something much darker than adolescent mood swings? And if her suspicions are correct, then what does she do?
Another parent fights tooth and nail to save his boy from the full force of the law. But if he succeeds then Allie and her family will never get the justice they deserve.
A groundbreaking story of love and hate, loyalty and betrayal, in a world of change.
Praise for Cath Staincliffe
'Harrowing and humane. A real knockout' Ian Rankin
'It's always exciting to see a writer get better and better and Cath Staincliffe is doing just that' Val McDermid
'Remarkable depth ... The most grown-up writer in British crime fiction' Telegraph
'Complex and satisfying' Sunday Times
'Her finest novel yet, emotionally unsparing, powerful, humane and moving . . . This is a timely, brave and brilliant book' Crime Review