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  • Published: 1 July 2011
  • ISBN: 9780552164979
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $22.99
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Never Go Back




The brain-teasing new thriller from the 'master of the clever twist'

For a group of ex-comrades, it is to be the reunion to end all reunions: a weekend in the Scottish castle where they were guinea pigs in a psychological experiment many years before. They haven’t seen each other since. But the convivial atmosphere on the journey north is quickly shattered by the apparent suicide of one of their party.

When a second death occurs, a sense of forboding descends on the group. It appears that the past is coming back to haunt them, a past that none of them have ever spoken about. Their recollections are all frighteningly different. So what really happened?

Then when one of them uncovers an extraordinary secret, he becomes convinced that they will never leave the castle alive…

  • Pub date: 1 July 2011
  • ISBN: 9780552164979
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • 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 Never Go Back

“The master of the clever twist”

Sunday Telegraph

“Goddard rarely disappoints...Meticulous planning, well-drawn characters and an immaculate sense of place...A satisfying number of twists and shocks along the way”

The Times

“When it comes to duplicity and intrigue, Goddard is second to none...A master of manipulation”

Daily Mail

“One of Britain's finest thriller writers”

Time Out

“Combines the expert suspense manipulation skills of a Daphne du Maurier romance with those of a John Le Carre thriller”

New York Times


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