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'Truly difficult to put down’ Daily Mail

'High-concept plot keeps the 'tecs and the reader on their toes’ Sunday Times Crime Club

'Devilishly clever . . . This might be his best yet' SJI Holliday?, author of Violet

'Perfect for fans of Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh' Reader review


Police find a man dead at his home in Los Angeles. Nothing suggests foul-play but elements of the victim’s house show that something is deeply wrong.

Meanwhile, in Glasgow, DI Rachel Narey is searching for a missing young woman – and the man she suspects of killing her.

When a feed broadcasting the slow and painful death of a final victim is discovered, these two cases become linked.

There’s no way to identify him.
No way to find him
No way to save him.
Not without the cooperation of a killer.

And the only way he will cooperate is if he can watch him die.

The gripping new novel from the acclaimed author of Murderabilia and The Photographer, both nominated for the McIlvanney Prize.

Praise for Craig Robertson:

'Packed full of tension, Watch Him Die is a brilliantly unnerving read - an original premise with a devilishly clever execution, the story unfolds with expert precision. I flew through the pages, sick with dread. An excellent thriller from a crime stalwart - in fact, this might be his best yet' SJI Holliday, author of Violet

‘Robertson, a maestro of Tartan noir, twins a dogged Glasgow detective with her counterparts in Los Angeles, but can this formidable team find a psycho killer who seems to leave no trace? High-concept plot keeps the 'tecs and the reader on their toes’ Sunday Times, Crime Club

‘Exceptionally talented . . . Robertson’s skill in matching the atmosphere of LA with that of Scotland is mightily impressive, as is his ability to maintain the suspense that lies at the heart of the search for a dying man. This is truly difficult to put down’ Daily Mail

'Brilliantly and sensitively written' Steve Cavanagh, bestselling author of Thirteen

'Craig Robertson’s Narey and Winter series goes from strength to strength, and this latest instalment is the most compelling. Brace yourself to be horrified and hooked' Eva Dolan

'I can't recommend this book highly enough' Martina Cole

'Fantastic characterisation, great plotting, page-turning and gripping. The best kind of intelligent and moving crime fiction writing' Luca Veste

'Powerfully and stylishly written. Recommended' Steve Mosby

'Takes the reader on a wickedly entertaining ride through a fascinatingly sinister world' Sunday Mirror

About The Author

DC Thomson

Craig Robertson is a Sunday Times bestselling author, and his debut novel, Random, was shortlisted for the CWA New Blood Dagger. His most recent novel, Murderabilia was longlisted for the UK’s top crime fiction awards, including Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2017 and the McIlvanney Prize 2017. During his twenty-year career with a Scottish Sunday newspaper, Craig Robertson interviewed three recent prime ministers and reported on major stories including 9/11, the Dunblane school massacre, the Omagh car bombing, and the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

About The Reader

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio UK (June 11, 2020)
  • Runtime: 9 hours and 53 minutes
  • ISBN13: 9781471193934

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