The Scorpion’s Head Paperback by Hilde Vandermeeren

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The Scorpion’s Head Paperback by Hilde Vandermeeren

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  • Publisher: Pushkin Press (2022-03-08)
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • ISBN-13: 9781782277484
  • Item Weight: 311.85 grams
  • Dimensions: 7.79 x 5.08 x 0.96 cm

A furiously paced psychological thriller about a woman accused of attempting to murder her son, perfect for fans of Paula Hawkins

Shortly after a fractious weekend away with her family, Gaelle wakes up injured in a psychiatric hospital in Berlin. Her seven-year-old son is in a coma in another hospital--and the police suspect her of attempting to murder him. With no memory of what happened but convinced of her innocence, Gaelle escapes and begins a determined hunt for the truth.

Michael is a contract killer working for Scorpio, a ruthless organization that spares no-one, where any agent who violates the rules signs their own death warrant. When Michael decides to reject an assignment, he knows he must run for his life.

One makes a living by killing, the other would kill to survive. And soon their paths will cross...
An exhilarating addition to the Walter Presents Library.

About the Author

Hilde Vandermeeren (b. 1970) wrote a wide range of books for children and young adults before becoming a thriller writer. Within a short space of time she has become a major voice within Flemish crime writing: her debut crime novel was shortlisted for the Gouden Strop prize and the follow-up won the Hercule Poirot prize. A trained psychologist, she specialises in psychological thrillers that are tightly and cinematically structured.

Laura Watkinson studied medieval and modern languages at Oxford, and taught English  around the world before returning to the UK to take a Master’s in English and Applied Linguistics, and a postgraduate certificate in literary translation. She is now a full-time translator from Dutch, Italian and German, and has translated a number of titles for Pushkin Children’s Books including Winter in Wartime, Lampie, and Letter for the King.

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