The Dying Place
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The Dying Place


“No one believes you. Nothing you say is the truth.”

DI Murphy and DS Rossi discover the body of known troublemaker Dean Hughes, dumped on the steps of St Mary’s Church in West Derby, Liverpool. His body is covered with the unmistakable marks of torture.

As they hunt for the killer, they discover a worrying pattern. Other teenagers, all young delinquents, have been disappearing without a trace.

Who is clearing the streets of Liverpool?

Where are the other missing boys being held?

And can Murphy and Rossi find them before they meet the same fate as Dean?

Title:The Dying Place
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:383 pages

    The Dying Place Reviews

  • Christine
    Jan 21, 2015

    Luca Veste is going to be a massive name in crime fiction. You know when you read a debut novel and you get that feeling. Well I started The Dying Place and that feeling has gone up a notch or two. Th...

  • Lisa
    May 30, 2015

    The Dying Place by Luca Veste was brilliant i loved everything about the book it was DARK CHILLING & uncomfortable at times for me as there was a lot of torture in this read.just a note on this the bo...

  • Raven
    Nov 07, 2014

    I think it was Karin Slaughter who said that to really tap into the sociological fears and concerns of any community that the perfect conduit for this is crime fiction. In The Dying Place- the follow ...

  • Sophie Narey (Bookreview- aholic)
    Nov 20, 2015

    Published: 04/12/2014Author: Luca VesteAs soon as I started to read this book I was immediately hooked on it. I found it to be powerful, addictive, smart and very well written. This is the first book ...

  • Rachel Hall
    Jun 30, 2016

    This was my first read of Luca Veste and given the plaudits that his debut novel attracted I was looking forward to meeting the North Liverpool CID duo of DI David Murphy and DS Laura Rossi. The Dying...

  • Paul
    Dec 05, 2014

    The Dying Place – Brilliant Unlike muscians who struggle with their second album Luca Veste with his follow up to the debut outing in Dead Gone has scored a winning goal with The Dying Place. There ...

  • Liz Barnsley
    Jan 20, 2015

    A different case for Murphy and Rossi this time, a dark and disturbing tale but brilliantly written and very addictive, taking on themes of the breaks in our society and turning them into a haunting t...

  • Shaun
    Oct 16, 2014

    Take note of the name Luca Veste, as he is going to be massive in crime fiction if his first two books are anything to go by. Reading his biography he almost fell into writing yet reading Dead Gone an...

  • Keith Nixon
    Nov 20, 2014

    The body of a known teenage troublemaker, Dean Hughes, is found dead on the steps of a church in a run down part of Liverpool. But this is no ordinary death, his corpse is covered with signs of tortur...

  • Paul Brazill
    Jul 19, 2015

    When the body of a young man is found on the steps of a church, DI Murphy and DS Rossi – returning from Dead Gone, Luca Veste‘s very enjoyable debut crime novel – are called in to investigate.Ve...

About Luca Veste

Luca Veste

Luca Veste is a writer of Italian and Liverpudlian heritage, married with two young daughters, and one of nine children. He studied psychology and criminology at university in Liverpool. He is the author of the Murphy and Rossi series, which includes DEAD GONE, THE DYING PLACE, BLOODSTREAM, and THEN SHE WAS GONE. Part psychological thriller, part police procedural, his books follow the detective p