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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.

Reviews

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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  • Paperback

    9780552162982

    January 1, 2011

    Corgi

    640 pages

    RRP $22.99

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  • EBook

    9781407055367

    July 1, 2010

    Transworld Digital

    640 pages

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