AFTER 2022'S STELLAR EVENT FOR _THE SECOND CUT_ [https://www.toppingbooks.co.uk/books/louise-welsh/the-second-cut/9781838850890/], WE ARE PLEASED TO WELCOME BACK _THE CUTTING ROOM_ [https://www.toppingbooks.co.uk/books/louise-welsh/the-cutting-room/9781838850906/] AUTHOR LOUISE WELSH IN DISCUSSION OF _TO THE DOGS_. GET READY FOR AN EVENING WITH ONE OF SCOTLAND'S FOREMOST CRIME WRITERS!
Jim Brennan is flying high. Against all odds, he is a big man at the university, tipped for the head job and an office at the top of the ivory tower. He has a beautiful, accomplished wife and two healthy children. Jim drives an Audi, and his dog is a pedigree bichon frise. Not bad for the son of a hardman who grew up in a room and kitchen.
But for every person who's watched his progress and wanted to hitch a lift, there's someone else desperate to drag him back down. When his son Elliot is arrested on drugs charges, Jim is approached by men he thought he had left safely in his past. Their demands threaten his family, students and reputation.
As the pressure mounts, Jim discovers he is more like his father than he thought. The question is, how far will Professor Jim Brennan go to save the life he built?
LOUISE WELSH is an award-winning author of ten novels. _The Cutting Room_ [https://www.toppingbooks.co.uk/books/louise-welsh/the-cutting-room/9781838850906/], her debut novel, won the Crime Writers' Association John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award and the Saltire First Book of The Year Award. In 2018, she was named the Most Inspiring Saltire First Book Award winner by public vote. She is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow. In 2022 she published _The Second Cut_ [https://www.toppingbooks.co.uk/books/louise-welsh/the-second-cut/9781838850890/], which was shortlisted for the Bloody Scotland McIlvanney Prize for Crime Book of the Year and named by _The Times_ as their Crime Book of the Year.
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