A cautious, distracted London banker hurrying to visit his troubled sister, Mollie, in Scotland finds a baby abandoned in a bus station restroom and takes the child with him. Mollie's emotional life is in tatters—or is it?—and she clings to the infant with desperate cunning. Meanwhile, a foreign-born mother is missing her baby, and her scheming boyfriend sees an opportunity to make a tidy profit.
Praise for Criminals
"A wonderful novel, impeccably written and thoroughly engrossing." The New York Times Book Review
"One of the most surprising thrillers of the year—completely offbeat, unexpected and unique. Margot Livesey is right up there in the realm of P.D. James." Newsday
"Criminals is a book of deep intrigue, full of suspense and surprising moral revelation. Its Hardyesque subject can be said to be how lives are haunted, reconfigured, and even ruined by one small misstep. Conducted in tone-perfect prose, it is the balanced, incisive, mature work of a fully accomplished novelist." Richard Ford