Grit, sex, glamour, intrigue and unexpected turns: Stranded is a showcase of trademark McDermid that will strike a few surprising chords amongst even her most devoted readers. Val McDermid is the author of several bestselling crime novels and won the Gold Dagger Award from the British Crime Writers' Associaiton in 1995. She recieved a Barry Award for A Distant Echo (published by Harper Collins) in 2004.
Val McDermid is a roaring Ferrari amid the crowded traffic on the crime-writing road. - The Independent