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Post  candyfloss on Sun 27 Jan 2019, 10:10 am

Chris Brookmyre: my novel ‘not an echo of Madeleine McCann tragedy’


Mark Macaskill
January 27 2019, 12:01am, The Sunday Times

A novel based on a tragedy involving a young girl on a family holiday in Portugal is certain to conjure thoughts of Madeleine McCann. However, Scottish author Chris Brookmyre insists he did not intend to “echo” the case in his forthcoming book.

The bestselling tartan noir writer concedes that Fallen Angel, is likely to remind readers of Madeleine’s disappearance. Madeleine went missing while on holiday on the Algarve with her parents Gerry and and Kate McCann in 2007. She has never been found.

In Brookmyre’s story, a young girl drowns in a swimming pool. Years later, a nanny suspects that a family member harbours a “terrible” secret about the death. The McCann case is referenced several times in the book and in publicity material. 





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Post  Freedom on Sun 27 Jan 2019, 10:26 am

It sounds interesting!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fallen-Angel-Chris-Brookmyre/dp/1408710838

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Post  unreorganised on Sun 27 Jan 2019, 12:37 pm

Sounds pretty cynical on his part, if you ask me.
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Post  Freedom on Sun 27 Jan 2019, 1:19 pm

I wonder if later the author admits that he was influenced by the McCann case as happened with the book and TV adaptation of The Cry - a baby who died from an accidental overdose and whose parents then faked an abduction.
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Post  chirpyinsect on Mon 28 Jan 2019, 12:18 pm

I have read a couple of his books and seem to remember finding them extremely funny. I think being a Scot helps.

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