Lin-AndersonLin Anderson

Linda Anderson was born in Greenock of Scottish and Irish parents. A graduate of both Glasgow and Edinburgh universities, she has lived in many parts of Scotland and spent five years working in the African bush. A teacher of computing, she began her writing career four years ago. The script of her first film, Small Love (broadcast on Scottish television in 2001 and 2002) earned her a TAPS Writer of The Year Award 2001 nomination. Some of her African stories have been published in the tenth anniversary Macallan collection and broadcast on BBC and European radio stations.

Titles: Driftnet, Torch (Luath Press, republished Hodder) Dark Flight, Deadly Code, Easy Kill, Final Cut, The Reborn,  Picture Her Dead (Hodder)

The Reborn

The clown suddenly appeared beside a group of kids at the candy floss van, bringing Kira to an abrupt halt. Then it began. The rapid heartbeat, the burst of perspiration, the gasping breath. The baby lurched inside her, as though sharing her panic.

When the body of a pregnant teenager is found in a Hall of Mirrors with the full-term foetus surgically removed, forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod is called in to assist the police. Suspicion falls on Jeff Coulter, a psychotic inmate at a nearby hospital whose hobby is making Reborns – chillingly realistic baby dolls intended for bereaved parents or those unable to conceive. But how could he have orchestrated the murder from a secure mental facility?

The investigation leads to a group of teenage girls who seem to have all got pregnant at the same time. Then a Reborn doll is discovered near the crime scene and a second girl from the group is found dead..

Creepy, compelling and heart-stoppingly tense, THE REBORN is Lin Anderson’s most powerful novel yet.