A Darker State

David Young

The gripping new thriller from the award-winning, bestselling author of STASI CHILD

For the Stasi, it's not just the truth that gets buried . . .

The body of a teenage boy is found weighted down in a lake. Karin Müller, newly appointed Major of the People's Police, is called to investigate. But her power will only stretch so far, when every move she makes is under the watchful eye of the Stasi.

Then, when the son of Müller's team member goes missing, it quickly becomes clear that there is a terrifying conspiracy at the heart of this case, one that could fast lead Müller and her young family into real danger.

Can she navigate this complex political web and find the missing boy, before it's too late?

Praise for the Karin Müller series

'A Darker State is gripping, thrilling and very, very good' William Ryan

'Masterful. . . an intricate, absorbing page-turner' Daily Express

'This fast-paced thriller hooks the readers from the start' The Sun

'Superb. A thrilling Cold War mystery that reminded me of Robert Harris at his best' Mason Cross

'Up there with Martin Cruz Smith and the other greats of the field' Abir Mukherjee

'Masterful . . . a cracking debut' David Jackson




Publication Date: 08/02/2018
ISBN Paperback: 9781785760709
ISBN Ebook: 9781785760716

David Young

About the author

David Young was born near Hull and - after dropping out of a Bristol University science degree - studied Humanities at Bristol Polytechnic. Temporary jobs cleaning ferry toilets and driving a butcher's van were followed by a career in journalism with provincial newspapers, a London news agency, and international radio and TV newsrooms. He now writes in his garden shed and in his spare time supports Hull City AFC. You can follow him on Twitter @djy_writer. Join David Young's Readers' Club for all the latest news from David on his books, events and giveaways: www.bit.ly/DavidYoungClub