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Sight Unseen

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It is a hot summer's day in the tourist village of Avebury. A man sits outside the Red Lion pub, waiting. He sees a woman with three young children, two of them running ahead while their sister dawdles behind. A child's voice catches on the breeze. For want of anything more interesting to do, the man watches. He sees nothing sinister or threatening. Even when another figure enters his field of vision, he does not react. The figure is ordinary - male, short-haired, stockily built.But he is moving fast, at a loping run. And then it happens. In one swift movement, the running man grabs the youngest child and carries her away. Still the man outside the pub does not react. Suddenly, awhite transit van bursts into view, its engine racing, its rear door slamming shut. The child and her abductor are inside. The child's sister rushes forward. The man outside the pub jumps up... The tragedy begins at Avebury. But it does not end there.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 30mm | 280g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552164925
  • 9780552164924
  • 451,574

Review quote

"Exhibits his mastery of plot, tension and action" * The Times * "A typically taut tale of wrecked lives, family tragedy, historical quirks and moral consequences" * The Times * "A superbly plotted thriller with an astonishing but totally satisfying climax" * Good Book Guide * "Compelling... Satisfying, intelligent" * Publishers Weekly *show more

About Robert Goddard

Robert Goddard was born in Hampshire. He read History at Cambridge and worked as an educational administrator in Devon before becoming a full-time novelist. He is the author of many bestselling novels, including Into the Blue which won the first WH Smith Thumping Good Read Award and was dramatized for TV in 1997, starring John Thaw.show more

Back cover copy

It is a hot summer's day in the tourist village of Avebury. A man sits outside the Red Lion pub, waiting. He sees a woman with three young children, two of them running ahead while their sister dawdles behind. A child's voice catches on the breeze. For want of anything more interesting to do, the man watches. He sees nothing sinister or threatening. Even when another figure enters his field of vision, he does not react. The figure is ordinary - male, short-haired, stockily built.But he is moving fast, at a loping run. And then it happens. In one swift movement, the running man grabs the youngest child and carries her away. Still the man outside the pub does not react. Suddenly, awhite transit van bursts into view, its engine racing, its rear door slamming shut. The child and her abductor are inside. The child's sister rushes forward. The man outside the pub jumps up... The tragedy begins at Avebury. But it does not end there.show more

Review Text

"A typically taut tale of wrecked lives, family tragedy, historical quirks and moral consequences"show more

Rating details

1,195 ratings
3.76 out of 5 stars
5 19% (232)
4 44% (526)
3 31% (366)
2 5% (62)
1 1% (9)
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