The young girl you have found isn't the first experiment I've carried out. She won't be the last.
A tense, unpredictable crime debut that will not only have you gripped, but will chill you to the bone. Perfect for fans of Stuart MacBride and Mark Billingham.
A serial killer is stalking the streets of Liverpool, gruesomely murdering victims as part of a series of infamous, unethical and deadly psychological experiments. When it becomes apparent that each victim has ties to the City of Liverpool University, DI David Murphy and DS Laura Rossi realise they're chasing a killer unlike any they've hunted before - one who doesn't just want his victims' bodies, but wants their minds too.
With a series of psychological twists Dead Gone will keep you guessing until the very end.
©2014 Luca Veste (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
"A chilling début from a writer to watch..." (Mark Billingham)
"A darkly impressive first novel, disturbing and intelligent." (The Times)
"Gripping, unpredictable, genuinely shocking and impossible to put down, Dead Gone is a remarkable début." (Steve Mosby)
"Tense and darkly playful, Dead Gone is a cleverly constructed début thriller that explores the twisted potential for psychological experimentation." (Chris Ewan)
"Chilling, unpredictable and compulsive, this is a thrill a page rip-roaring read - Luca Veste: a welcome new name to look out for." (lovereading.co.uk)
An emotive story line that immediately grabs the readers attention.
I found this book very easy to read and the story moved on quickly and I found I couldn't put it down. I loved the Liverpool link and the references to places and street names in the city.
Jonathan Keeble gives a sterling performance despite some rocky Scouse accents..
An very enjoyable and easy read. I look forward to more.
Having just finished listening to this book the first thing I did was look for another ! Unfortunately so far there are only two books but I shall certainly be on the lookout for any further offerings from this talented crime writer....it also helps that he uses the brilliant Johnathan Keeble to bring life to his excellent storyline! Bravo !
Not sure where to start but, here goes. There's a thing about rank in the police, this is an observation about a number of police procedural books, as far as I understand it police forces comprise of specialist teams lead by sergeants. Inspectors, chief inspectors and above spend the majority of their time behind desks and not chasing around solving crime which makes the partnership in this book unlikely.
This is pretty standard fair, damaged senior cop, inexperienced side-kick. There are a growing number of victims of a serial killer who have been done to death by a build your own psychopath. There are a number of "there's something I'm missing, if only I could put my finger on that thing in the back of my mind" moments. There's a bit of a red herring going on with the boyfriend of one of the abductees that kind of fizzles out.
The police don't realy do anything worth speaking of, always describing themselves and each other as being exhausted just before going home for a pizza while an investigation into a triple murder is mounted by about four or five individuals.
Then there is the unspeakable Scouse accent delivered by the reader. Unspeakable.
I listened to the end so you don't have to.
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