By the author of McIlvanney-prize-listed Cross Purpose. "My husband is trying to kill me": a new client gets straight to the point. This is a whole new ball game for Maggie Laird, who is trying to rebuild her late husband's detective agency and clear his name. Her partner, "Big" Wilma, sees the case as a non-starter, but Maggie is drawn in. With her client's life on the line, Maggie must get to the ugly truth that lies behind Aberdeen's closed doors. But who knows what really goes on between husbands and wives? And will the agency's reputation - and Maggie and Wilma's friendship - remain intact?
Claire MacLeary fashions a surprising, gritty, sometimes darkly humorous tale that combines police corruption and domestic abuse with a paean to friendship, loyalty and how `women of a certain age' can beat the odds.
Claire MacLeary has lived in Aberdeen and Fife, but describes herself as "a feisty Glaswegian with a full life to draw on". Following a career in business, she gained an MLitt with Distinction from the University of Dundee and her short stories have appeared in various publications. Burnout is the sequel to her hit debut, Cross Purpose.