Cry for Help

Cry for Help

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Dave Lewis is a man with a history. Haunted by his brother's murder when they were children, and scarred by his parents' grief, he's built a bitter life denying everything they ever stood for. He spends his time working as a magician, running a cynical magazine that derides his parents' New Age beliefs, and drowning his sorrows over his lost love, Tori. He's trying to convince himself the past is the past. A promise he made to Tori has got him into trouble before, and Dave's determined to move on and not let that happen again. Detective Sam Currie is a man with a past. His failure to prevent his son's death has ended his marriage and cast a shadow over his life and career. He's directed his hatred towards the one man he sees as responsible, but he has other priorities right now. A killer is stalking the city, abducting girls and sending texts and emails to their families before he kills them. When Dave Lewis appears to connect both investigations, it's an opportunity Currie can't resist. And somewhere in the city, there's a man with no history and no past: a murderer who has been successfully rewriting his memories to fit his own ends.The ghosts of forgotten killings are catching up with him now, but he has a plan. The pieces are already falling into place, and Dave Lewis is one of them. When it looks like Tori has gone missing, Dave is forced to face up to his responsibilities towards the past and to question everything he thinks is true. Because if he can't, the girl he loves might not have any kind of future at all.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 23mm | 432g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752874152
  • 9780752874159

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'The biggest compliment I can pay Yorkshireman Steve Mosby is that he writes like the very best American thriller writers - with great focus, excellent plot ideas and a real feeling for exposing violence and cruelty. And, at the same time, he finds space for descriptive passages that enthral and enlighten. ... Cancel all other engagements for the day.' -- Matthew Lewin THE GUARDIAN 'this is a real page-turner of a book ... Mosby is definitely here to stay and a name to watch for the future.' CRIMESQUAD.COM 'Mosby has put his many talents to work on a much more impressive novel, which feels painfully realistic ... his writing [is] at its most imaginative and involving ... poignant and moving, yet it is written in a relaxed, often funny, style that makes the pages turn very fast indeed.' -- Natasha Cooper TLS "There is always a fresh, original slant to Mosby's writing. Excellent at capturing contemporary lifestyles and concerns, this is engaging story-telling delivered with panache and assurance." DEADLY PLEASURESshow more

About Steve Mosby

Steve Mosby lives and works in Leeds. He is the author of three previous novels. Visit his website at: www.theleftroom.co.uk.show more

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335 ratings
3.65 out of 5 stars
5 17% (57)
4 44% (146)
3 30% (102)
2 6% (21)
1 3% (9)
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