When the body of Aberdeen socialite Annabel Imray is discovered at her home, the police are under pressure to come up with answers – and fast. The last thing they want is the distraction of a series of baffling break-ins.
The victims, all of them women, are terrorised: just how did the intruder know so much about them? Meanwhile, local PIs Maggie Laird and Wilma Harcus are at rock bottom, their bills mounting. As Maggie prepares to sell her home and contemplates dissolving the agency, Wilma goes off-piste to get a loan. But when the clock starts ticking on repayment, she realises the price is too high. And before long, Maggie herself is in grave danger. Wilma fears the worst. Can she find her before it’s too late?
Payback is the fourth thriller in the Harcus & Laird series.
REVIEWS OF Payback
'Claire MacLeary has, with little fuss or fanfare, written a crime series that subverts and rejuvenates the crime genre' Scots Whay Hae
"Gripping…a real page-turner." Charlotte’s Pick
"Two fabulous, feisty, funny, ballsy and brave women of a certain age. It's fantastic to see two such well-drawn, engaging and entertaining female protagonists … Payback was a joy to read." Suze Reviews
"Payback is another fantastic addition to this series … With each page I turned I felt myself getting pulled in further and further … I’m really excited to see where we are taken next on Maggie and Wilma’s journey." It’s all about the books
"Horribly, hilariously entertaining … the complex … frightening story that emerges is a satisfying end to the novel … two feisty women whom we certainly hope to meet again." Rosemary Kaye