Rea Carlisle has inherited a house from an uncle she never knew. It doesn't take her long to clear out the dead man's remaining possessions, but one room remains stubbornly locked. When Rea finally forces it open she discovers inside a chair, a table - and a leather-bound book. Inside its pages are locks of hair, fingernails: a catalogue of victims.
Crime & mysteryA magnificent debut thriller, featuring a former paramilitary contract killer who's haunted by the ghosts of the 12 people he's slaughtered. 'The Twelve is the best first novel I've read in years. It crackles. It grabs you by the throat.' James Ellroy