Then She Was Gone

Then She Was Gone

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'A page-turner' - Sunday Times Crime Club

Tim Johnson took his baby daughter out for a walk and she never made it home. Johnson claims he was assaulted and the girl was snatched. The police see a different crime, with Johnson their only suspect.

A year later, Sam Bryne is on course to be elected as one of the youngest MPs in Westminster. He's tipped for the very top ... until he vanishes.

Detectives Murphy and Rossi are tasked with discovering what has happened to the popular politician - and in doing so, they unearth a trail that stretches into the past, and crimes that someone is hell-bent on avenging.

'Luca Veste has talent for exposing the ugliness of the criminal mind...For readers in search of disturbing and dark, you have come to the right place' Crime Review

'What I loved most about this book is how topical it is, how you can see it is inspired by news events and gives you a very fictional account of things we have seen occur over the past few years, boosted to the extremes' Nudge Book

Further praise for Luca Veste:
'This is a twisty, psychological crime debut in a gritty setting: a new favourite for police procedural lovers' Clare Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go
'A darkly impressive first novel, disturbing and intelligent' Marcel Berlins,Times
'Murphy and Rossi are a fresh and intriguing detective partnership' Chris Ewan, author of Safe House
'Gripping and well-paced, this is a superior piece of crime fiction' Emlyn Rees
'A major new talent on the crime scene' Eva Dolan
'Gripping, unpredictable, genuinely shocking and impossible to put down' Steve Mosby
'A fresh, innovative and powerful new voice in crime fiction' Howard Linskey
'A gripping descent into the darkest corners of the human mind' Neil White
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 32mm | 330g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Paperback Original
  • 147114139X
  • 9781471141393
  • 375,003

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'Luca Veste has talent for exposing the ugliness of the criminal mind...For readers in search of disturbing and dark, you have come to the right place.' -- Crime Review on Then She Was Gone 'Re-energises the shop-worn police procedural format... Veste's Italian and Scouse heritage has produced an intriguing hothouse flower' -- Financial Times on Then She Was Gone 'A page-turner' -- Sunday Times Crime Club on Then She Was Gone
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About Luca Veste

Luca Veste is a writer of Italian and Scouse heritage, married with two young daughters. He studied psychology and criminology at University in Liverpool.
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Rating details

427 ratings
4.09 out of 5 stars
5 36% (154)
4 43% (184)
3 16% (70)
2 4% (15)
1 1% (4)
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