Want You Gone (Jack Parlabane #8)

Author(s): Chris Brookmyre

Crime and Thrillers

From the award-winning, million-selling author of Black Widow comes a twist-filled story of secrets and lies.What if your deepest secret was revealed?Sam Morpeth is growing up way too fast, left to fend for a younger sister when their mother goes to prison and watching her dreams of university evaporate. But Sam learns what it is to be truly powerless when a stranger begins to blackmail her.Who would you turn to?Meanwhile, reporter Jack Parlabane has finally got his career back on track, but his success has left him indebted to a volatile, criminal source. Now that debt is being called in, and it could cost him everything. What would you be capable of?Thrown together by a vindictive and mysterious mutual enemy, Sam and Jack are about to discover they might be each other's only hope.


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Long-listed for Bloody Scotland Crime Book of the Year Award 2017 (UK).

Pacey, gripping, absorbing, enthralling and all the other superlatives you can throw its way, Chris Brookmyre's Want You Gone is an absolute treat from beginning to end. * Chris High * It storms along with revelations aplenty. Brookmyre takes all the plot strands and twists them one way then the other. * Crime Fiction Lover * Brookmyre is a master of creating tension... I was up all night reading this book. * Mystery Scene * Pure literary dynamite * Lorenzo Carcaterra, author of Sleepers and The Wolf * The most compelling thriller I've read all year * John Gilstrap * [A] fast-paced, action-packed, twisty thriller . . . expect tension, suspense, impeccable plotting and scary possibilities. * Choice * This book's a rush. * Peterborough Telegraph * Entertaining... nothing is allowed to sap the pace of the action. * Scotsman * A sharp and funny writer * Carl Hiaasen * Want You Gone is vintage Brookmyre - equal parts adrenaline and empathy, a plot that opens out like a Japanese flower dropped in hot water, and characters so real you want to reach through the page and save them. * Diana Gabaldon * One of the most ingenious thrillers I've read in a long time. * Washington Post * Chris Brookmyre has scaled new heights of invention. * TLS * A thriller combining its author's storytelling verve with a bravura display of technical know-how. (Thriller of the Month) * Sunday Times *

Chris Brookmyre was a journalist before becoming a full-time novelist with the publication of his award-winning debut QUITE UGLY ONE MORNING, which established him as one of Britain's leading crime novelists. His Jack Parlabane novels have sold more than one million copies in the UK alone.

General Fields

  • : 9780349141336
  • : Little, Brown Book Group Limited
  • : Abacus
  • : 0.348
  • : January 2018
  • : 198mm X 126mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 512