'Breathtakingly original, and a captivating sense of place' Val McDermid, bestselling author of Still Life
'A brilliantly inventive and twisty tale' Claire McGowan, bestselling author of The Push
'An amazing genre-bending debut' David Jackson, bestselling author of The Resident
In the Gare do Oriente, a body sits, slumped, in a stationary train. A high-profile man appears to have died by throwing himself repeatedly against the glass. But according to witnesses, he may not have done this of his own accord.
Lisbon 2021. A small percentage of the population are diagnosed as Gifted. Along with the power comes stigma and suspicion.
In a prejudiced city, Gifted Inspector Isabel Reis is hiding her own secrets while putting her life on the line to stop an ingenious killer.
A violent and mysterious crime. Suspected Gifted involvement. A city baying for blood. And a killer who has only just begun . . .
'A brilliant read. The premise and characters are intriguing, the story completely compelling - I couldn't put it down - and I loved the beautifully depicted setting of Lisbon' Debbie Howells, bestselling author of The Bones of You
'This is crime fiction with a twist . . . This was a gripping and highly invented thrill ride. I can't wait for more' Nadine Matheson, author of The Jigsaw Man
'Patricia Marques crafts a riveting mystery about power, privilege, and murder. Genuinely gripping ' Lori M. Lee, author of Forest of Souls
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