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  • Published: 16 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9781784705855
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $19.99

Here and Gone

‘A fantastic thriller – a lone woman, a nightmare scenario, high stakes, breathless suspense… It doesn’t get better than this’ LEE CHILD

‘The best thriller I’ve read this year’ LISA JEWELL‘A fantastic thriller... It doesn't get better than this’ LEE CHILDHer fresh start is about to turn into a nightmare…Audra has finally left her abusive husband. She’s taken the family car and her young children, Sean and Louise, are buckled up in the back. This is their chance for a fresh start.

Audra keeps to the country roads to avoid attention. Then she spots something in her rear-view mirror. A police car is following her and the lights are flickering. Blue and red.

As Audra pulls over she is intensely aware of how isolated they are. Her perfect escape is about to turn into a nightmare beyond her imagining…

‘A rollercoaster…complete with agonising tension and a heroine you can’t help rooting for’Daily Mail

‘Almost unbearably tense… Cancel all your plans and settle in for the ride’ Ruth Ware

  • Published: 16 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9781784705855
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Haylen Beck

Haylen Beck is the pen name of internationally prize-winning crime writer Stuart Neville. Writing under his own name, Stuart won the LA Times Book Prize for his debut novel and received critical acclaim for his Belfast-set detective series starring Serena Flanagan. His Haylen Beck novels are set in the US and are inspired by his love of American crime writing.

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Praise for Here and Gone

A rollercoaster of a ride, complete with agonising tension and a heroine you can’t help rooting for. It deserves to be a best-seller

Daily Mail

Nail-shreddingly suspenseful

Sunday Mirror

A brilliant, relentless rollercoaster of suspense that shreds your emotions.

Peter James

Packed with smart twists and unforgettable characters, Here and Gone is one of the best debuts of the year. Highly recommended.

Harlan Coben

Parents will be given nightmares by this nerve-shreddingly suspenseful and chilling thriller


Here & Gone is the best thriller I've read this year. It completely consumed me and left me desperate to keep reading. I loved every page.

Lisa Jewell, bestselling author of Then She Was Gone

Tension-laden...with a vice-like grip that won’t let go…Here and Gone is terrifyingly realistic from the start to its finale.

Washington Post

Combines the propulsive narrative drive of Lee Child with Michael Connelly’s deceptively understated, muscular prose… A genuinely chilling and thrilling read.

Irish Times

Remarkable…the perfect hand-off for fans desperate for “something like” Lee Child, Harlan Coben, and Lisa Gardner…Don’t be surprised if this one becomes the thriller everybody is reading this summer.

Booklist (Starred Review)

An almost unbearably tense nail-biter of a novel. Cancel all your plans and settle in for the ride…

Ruth Ware, Sunday Times bestseller

A fantastic thriller - a lone woman, a nightmare scenario, high stakes, breathless suspense, and a satisfying conclusion. It doesn't get better than this.

Lee Child

Holy hell. Talk about a rip-roaring page turner. Readers, I dare you to try’n put this book down once you hit that twist at the end of chapter 5. Once I reached that epinephrine shot, the rest of my night was Here and Gone.

Gregg Hurwitz, bestselling author of ORPHAN X

'Here and Gone' is a pretty fair description of what happens to the real world when you pick up this book, it's that good. I read it in the first week of January and knew immediately that it was already one of my thrillers of the year. Hell it might just be one of my thrillers of any year. Buy it. Read it. Just don't make any plans before you open that first page.

Simon Toyne

A gripping slice of dusty desert dread that plays brilliantly on every parent’s nightmare. A first class thriller.

John Connolly

I raced through Here and Gone. Gripping is an understatement. I don't think I drew a breath for the first five chapters. The nightmare scenario is so chillingly possible that you won't be able to look away.

Sarah J Naughton

This is a tense and at times heart breaking thriller… It is hard to believe that this is a debut thriller from Haylen Beck; it is so well written, draws you in and then delivers twists and killer blows at every turn. This is a breathless, completely unrelenting, rollercoaster of a ride; once you step on you will not want to get off. This is a thriller with great characters, memorable and well thought out, people will be talking about this book for ages to come

Paul Diggett, Nudge

Keeps the pages turning with plenty of suspenseful twists and turns.

Library Journal (Starred Review)


My Weekly

One of the most thrilling stories I’ve read… From the very first page, I was blown away by this fantastic thriller.

Karen Byrom, My Weekly

Haylen Beck’s debut will knock your socks off, a yarn that is as much neo-western as classic crime

Donal O'Donoghue, RTE Guide

Both nightmarish and terrifyingly plausible

Sinead Crowley, RTE Online

If you’re looking for a thriller to grab you by the lapels and pin you to the wall, look no further.

Donal O'Donoghue, RTE Online

A gripping read and a fantastic debut

Woman's Weekly

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