A slick, smart, stylish – and shocking – thriller from one of the most exciting new voices in crime fiction.
On a lonely farmstead, a 70-year-old woman falls down outside and, unable to move, is consumed overnight by two of her pigs.
It seems like a tragic accident, except the woman was well-known photographer Sophia Bertilak – and inside her house, someone has removed all her photos from their frames, seemingly erasing her past…
The first photo Sophia ever took remains her most infamous: a missing girl who was never seen again. Forensic veterinarian Cooper Allen is drafted in for the post-mortem – and slowly becomes obsessed with the victim, her family, and the crimes she brought to light decades ago.
As Cooper pulls on a dark thread of deception, secrets and lies, she begins to unravel the case – as well as herself…
‘One of the most bold and brilliant voices in crime fiction’ B. P. WALTER
‘Dark, daring and deeply unnerving. Greg Buchanan is hugely talented, and Consumed will shock, shake, haunt and thrill you’ CHRIS WHITAKER
Praise for Sixteen Horses
‘Utterly gripping, exquisitely written’ THE GUARDIAN
‘Unlike anything else you’ll read this year, Sixteen Horses is a deeply disconcerting ride. Irresistible’ VAL MCDERMID
‘Totally gripping from start to finish’ ALEX MICHAELIDES
‘Original, beautifully written, terrifying and haunting’ SOPHIE HANNAH
‘Breath-taking … This is crime writing of a striking calibre’ DAILY MAIL