Where the Devil Can't Go
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Where the Devil Can't Go


The naked body of a girl washes up on London’s Thames foreshore – the only clue to her identity a heart-shaped tattoo. Who is she? And why did she die?

Janusz Kiszka, unofficial 'fixer' to East London’s Polish community, and a man with his own distinctive moral code, has been hired to track down a missing waitress. Meanwhile, DC Natalie Kershaw, a rookie detective who’s not afraid of breaking a few rules, investigates the suspicious deaths of two Polish girls.

They hail from very different worlds, but Kiszka and Kershaw are set on collision course…

When Kershaw accuses Kiszka of murder, he escapes to Poland, determined to find the real killer. There he discovers a terrible secret from the country’s troubled communist past revealing why the girls were murdered.

But is he too late to save the life of a third?

Title:Where the Devil Can't Go
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:424 pages

    Where the Devil Can't Go Reviews

  • Liz Barnsley
    Apr 29, 2013

    With her first novel, Anya Lipska has created that lovely thing - a crime novel with enough originality to make it a great read for fans of the genre. Janusz Kiszka is a Polish ex pat who has been liv...

  • Otherwyrld
    Jun 17, 2013

    A middle-aged Polish "fixer" and unofficial Private Detective, and a young ambitious female Detective Sergeant find themselves working the same case from different angles in modern-day London...Consid...

  • Raven
    May 14, 2013

    Fantastyczny! That would be my resounding verdict on this gripping debut by Anya Lipska, set both in the Polish community of East London with a interesting sojourn back to Poland itself. This is one r...

  • Richard
    Jan 21, 2015

    The action is non-stop and has incidents and heart-stopping moments in both London and in Poland.This multi-layered thriller has its soul within the Polish community in the UK; conveying through echoe...

  • John Gaynard
    Mar 11, 2012

    Anya Lipska’s Where the Devil Can't Gobegins on a building site in London, where an incompetent young Polish builder and decorator gets strong-armed by the hero, Janusz Kiszka, for late payment of a...

  • Cphe
    Mar 20, 2015

    I very much enjoyed this book. This is a tautly gripping thriller/mystery. Young Polish girls are being murdered in London. Janusz Kizska is the main protagonist, who for want of better words is a "fi...

  • Chile Chile
    Apr 07, 2014

    Mrs. Lipska has done her "homework" well. I am impressed by her knowledge of the history and culture of my homeland. I appreciate a mystery too, it was interesting and unpredictable. ...

  • Rachel Hall
    Feb 20, 2016

    At the time of reviewing this Anya Lipska has a fully fledged series under her belt with the third Kiszka and Kershaw novel out in print, yet I had not realised that this book, her first, was original...

  • J.S. Colley
    Feb 04, 2013

    Next to a great piece of literary fiction, there’s nothing like a good thriller and Where the Devil Can’t Go is certainly that. Taut and unpredictable, it’s a great read. From what I understand,...

  • Shaun
    May 24, 2015

    Some of my favourite bloggers have highly recommended Anya Lipska's books and so I couldn't resist picking up Where the Devil Can't Go when I saw it staring at me on the shelf at my local library. I ...

About Anya Lipska

Anya Lipska

Anya Lipska's debut novel 'Where the Devil Can't Go' is published by The Friday Project/Harper Collins. It has received many favourable reviews and Anya has been selected by Val McDermid to appear on her New Blood Panel at the 2013 Theakstons Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate.Anya lives with her Polish husband in the East End, where the book is (mostly) located. In her day job as a producer of f