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  • Published: 12 March 2015
  • ISBN: 9781448170791
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

The Shut Eye




One hundred and twenty days ago, the door had been left open . . .

The Shut Eye is the astonishing new crime novel from Belinda Bauer, twice winner of Crime Novelist of the Year.

FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF SNAP

'The most polished crime writer on the murder beat . . . Exhausting, exhilarating and damn scary, another 24-carat creation from the Queen of Thrills' Daily Express

Five footprints are the only sign that Daniel Buck was ever here.

Yesterday they were a family just like any other: Anna and James, and their little boy, Daniel.

But in one careless moment everything changed.

A front door accidentally left ajar . . . and Daniel was gone.


Now they are a pair of strangers who can't even look each other in the eye.

Distrust and unspoken words fill the void where their son used to be.

Anna will go to any lengths to find Daniel - a four-year-old doesn't just vanish into thin air. But how far will this desperate search push her?

Right to the brink.

And beyond.

'Bauer's ability to get under the skins of her characters is second to none' Guardian

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  • Published: 12 March 2015
  • ISBN: 9781448170791
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

About the author

Belinda Bauer

Belinda Bauer grew up in England and South Africa and now lives in Wales. She worked as a journalist and a screenwriter before finally writing a book to appease her nagging mother.

For her debut, Blacklands, Belinda was awarded the CWA Gold Dagger for Crime Novel of the Year. She went on to win the CWA Dagger in the Library for her body of work. Her fourth novel, Rubbernecker, was voted Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. Her eighth novel, Snap, was a Sunday Times bestseller. It was longlisted for the Man Booker prize and voted Crime & Thriller Book of the Year at the Specsavers National Book Awards.

Her books have been translated into twenty-five languages.

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Praise for The Shut Eye

[Belinda Bauer] is such an interesting writer - a restless intelligence that always goes its own way, but always comes up with something that feels both surprising but inevitable.

Lee Child

The most polished crime writer on the murder beat . . . Exhausting, exhilarating and damn scary

Daily Express

'Belinda Bauer is a marvel. Her novels are almost indecently gripping and enjoyable, and The Shut Eye is possibly her best yet

Sophie Hannah

One of the most individual of crime writers . . . Bauer is streets ahead of most of her rivals

Independent

A twisty, fast-paced plot that kept me on tenterhooks

Woman & Home

An intricate plot, extremely moving in some places - Bauer's ability to get under the skins of her characters is second to none

Guardian

So much more than an simple whodunit - a clever, sophisticated modern crime novel

Sunday Mirror

[A] cracking psychological thriller

Good Housekeeping

Belinda Bauer is disconcerting. She follows none of the usual formulae governing crime fiction, defies easy labelling and sees deeper than most into people's emotions.

The Times

Nobody scares me quite like Belinda Bauer

Sharon Bolton

Bauer's novels are among life's pure pleasures. Her assured style and uncanny knack for capturing the quirks of human nature make her one of the stand-out writers of her genre. Clever, dark, insightful and not just a little bit funny.

ALEX MARWOOD, author of The Wicked Girls and The Killer Next Door

Bold and original, Rubbernecker draws you into unexpected psychological territory with its sophisticated, fast-paced story. A thought-provoking page-turner you won't be able to put down.

KOETHI ZAN, author of The Never List

Another excellent outing for Bauer

The Lady

Magical writing from a maestro of surprises

Evening Telegraph

One of the best crime writers in the country

Daily Record

Absorbing . . . refreshingly unconventional

Irish Times

A real page-turner.

Independent 'i'

a wholly original writer.

S Magazine

A thrilling plot, full of suspense.

The Sun

Claustrophobic, compulsive and gripping

Daily Express

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