Eva Dolan

Watch Her Disappear

"Eva Dolan has created a highly original series..."


The body is found by the river, near a spot popular with runners.

With a serial rapist at work in the area, DI Zigic and DS Ferreira are initially confused when the Hate Crimes Unit is summoned to the scene. Until they discover that the victim, Corinne Sawyer, was born Colin Sawyer.

Police records reveal there have been violent attacks on transwomen in the local area. Was Corinne a victim of mistaken identity? Or has the person who has been targeting transwomen stepped up their campaign of violence? With tensions running high, and the force coming under national scrutiny, this is a complex case and any mistake made could be fatal.

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Eva Dolan has created a highly original series set in the Hate Crimes Unit of Peterborough police. At a time when hate crimes are on the increase, and in the news on an almost daily basis, Dolan's fiction is topical and very much in the here and now. 'Watch Her Disappear' is the fourth Zigic and Ferreira novel and features the murder of a transgender woman while out jogging. It is a social commentary on how transgender people are accepted and depicts the aftermath when a dramatic change occurs in a family. The fallout from the murder has wide-ranging consequences not only on the family but on the LGBTQ community at large. There is a serial rapist at large in Peterborough and attacks on other transgenders which muddy the waters for the leading detectives. As Zigic and Ferreira battle their personal lives with the increasingly difficult murder investigation, it is refreshing to see detectives rely on interviews rather than forensic evidence. Dolan doesn't shy away from sensitive issues and she handles them with confidence and finesse. 'Watch Her Disappear' is a pacy, thought-provoking, and intelligent thriller. Her writing flows smoothly and expertly as she deftly draws us to an unexpected and satisfying conclusion.

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