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Path of Needles - Alison Littlewood
Path of Needles
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Alice Hyland is an expert on fairy tales—lecturing on the well-known stories and their lesser-known variants—and the natural choice for Police Constable Cate Corbin to consult when a dead girl is found in the woods dressed up as Snow White. Especially when the girl's grieving mother receives a... show more
Alice Hyland is an expert on fairy tales—lecturing on the well-known stories and their lesser-known variants—and the natural choice for Police Constable Cate Corbin to consult when a dead girl is found in the woods dressed up as Snow White. Especially when the girl's grieving mother receives a parcel containing a glass bottle of blood stoppered with the dead girl's toe. Cate's boss, Detective Superintendent Heath, isn't convinced of the connection to folklore until a second girl is found, this time dressed as Red Riding Hood and with claw marks gouged into her flesh, like a wolf had been at her.

As she dives deeper into the case, Alice beings to sense a supernatural pull connecting her to the murders. A series of uncanny events seem to be pointing her in the right direction, but she's not the only one noticing. By the time a third girl is found in the local castle, Heath begins to wonder if their fairy tale expert knows too much, and Alice finds herself no longer an asset, but a suspect. But she can't stop following the clues, and her determination to solve the mystery herself and prove her innocence may lead her somewhere she can't return from.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781780871462 (1780871465)
Publisher: Quercus
Pages no: 394
Edition language: English
Category:
Novels, Adult, Thriller
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Cushla
Cushla rated it
2.0 Path of Needles
When an expert on fairy tales is called in to consult on the investigation of bizarre murders, her premonition and insight causes suspicion; she must solve the case--and fast--to prove her innocence.Alice Hyland is an expert on fairy tales--lecturing on the well-known stories and their lesser-known ...
Hooked on Books
Hooked on Books rated it
3.0 Path of Needles
I won this book from Goodreads and Hachette Publishing. This was my first time reading a Littlewood book. I actually enjoyed the fairy tale theme. I thought it was a nice mix of mystery and fantasy. I am defintely going to read her first book A Cold Season and I look forward to checking out what el...
Words and Worlds
Words and Worlds rated it
3.0
This book had an interesting premise - a killer posing his victims to represent the girls from fairy tales, but these are the old versions, "red in tooth and claw". No happy endings here! A young policewoman eager for her first big case tracks down a local expert (how convenient!) who can point ou...
Zoë Markham
Zoë Markham rated it
5.0 Path of Needles
I absolutely could not put Path of Needles down. It was a complete joy of a read. Crime fiction isn't usually my cup of tea, but Littlewood's novel is so original and exciting that it totally won me over. I've ordered A Cold Season now (normally I wouldn't go near anything with any reference to Ri...
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