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  • Published: 1 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9780552162982
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 640
  • RRP: $22.99
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Into the Blue




A riveting bestseller from one of the UK's biggest thriller writers.

Harry Barnett is a middle-aged failure, leading a shabby existence in the shadow of a past disgrace, reduced to caretaking a friend's villa on the island of Rhodes and working in a bar to earn his keep. Then a guest at the villa - a young woman he had instantly and innocently warmed to - disappears on a mountain peak. Under suspicion of her murder, Harry stumbles on a set of photographs taken by Heather Mallender in the weeks before her disappearance. Desperately, obsessed by the mystery that has changed his life, he begins to trace back the movements and encounters that led to the moment when she vanished into the blue. The trail leads him back to England, to a world he thought he had left for ever, and at every step of the way a new and baffling light is shed on all the assumptions that have made Harry what he is.

  • Pub date: 1 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9780552162982
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 640
  • RRP: $22.99

About the Author

Robert Goddard

Robert Goddard was born in Hampshire in 1954. He was educated at Price’s School Fareham, and Peterhouse, Cambridge where he read History. He unsuccessfully pursued various career options, finally spending ten years as a local government officer. Frustrated with a lot of contemporary fiction, he set out to write a novel that did what he wanted more novels to do: tell a tightly constructed and densely plotted story engrossingly and satisfyingly. The result was Past Caring and when it became a success he realised that he had, in fact, always been a writer.

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Praise for Into the Blue

“Impossible to put down...Totally compels you from the first page to the last...a wonderful storyteller”

Yorkshire Post

“A cracker, twisting, turning and exploding with real skill”

Daily Mirror

“A book that will push the edges of late night fatigue...had me utterly spellbound...cracking good entertainment”

Washington Post


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