'Karen Campbell deserves to be admitted to membership of what's becoming a very large club - Scottish crime writers of excellence ... As to be expected from a former police officer, Campbell portrays her milieu with harsh authenticity, and Anna Cameron is wholly believable in her unheroic role. Glasgow and its citizens are described with vivid passion.' -- The Times on SHADOWPLAY '[a] fine, accomplished novel ... The characterisation is impeccable ... a true literary talent' -- Scotsman on SHADOWPLAY 'Campbell's third and most powerful novel yet ... this is intelligent, gripping crime writing' -- Stylist on SHADOWPLAY 'A well crafted story with gritty dialogue and an intriguing conclusion that promises much for the next instalment in the series' -- Sunday Herald on SHADOWPLAY 'Meticulously detailed and brutally authentic, this could only have come from a writer who has been there, done it and banged up the bad guys.' -- Daily Record on SHADOWPLAY 'Fast-paced and hard-hitting' -- Woman & Home on SHADOWPLAY 'The plot is wonderful, the characterisation of a family in crisis is both sharp and sympathetic, and the author does not shy away from examining the less palatable aspects of relations between the police and the public.' -- Guardian on AFTER THE FIRE 'It's a cracking plot, and Campbell's writing is informed not only by her own experience, but by the considerable amount of research she has put into the legal and psychological risks run by firearms officers' -- Daily Mail on AFTER THE FIRE 'Both a gripping thriller and a moving psychological study ... a writer of immense talent and emotional power, and on the brink of huge success.' -- Daily Express on AFTER THE FIRE 'Sharp, perceptive prose and meticulous attention to detail... a literary force to be reckoned with.' -- Daily Record on AFTER THE FIRE 'She handles this topical and gripping tale with expert skill.' -- News of the World on AFTER THE FIRE 20090315 'Bigger than the sum of its parts, and transcending its thriller label, this is a canvas of human nature ... of love and loss and heartbreak and how ordinary people recover after the fire. If you can contain all this in one novel, and contain it well, that'll be what makes it so good.' -- Scotland on Sunday on AFTER THE FIRE 20090315 'I loved it ... Anna is a great, original character and Karen Campbell has a great way with images.' -- Kate Atkinson on THE TWILIGHT TIME 20071114
About the Author
Karen Campbell is a former police officer who lives in Glasgow with her family. She began writing in earnest on the renowned Glasgow University Creative Writing course, and has had several short stories published.