Want You Gone - Jack Parlabane (Hardback)Chris Brookmyre (author)
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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.
'...nothing is allowed to sap the pace of the action.' - The Scotsman
A crime novelist with a flair for psychological thrillers tinged with a wicked pinch of black comedy, Chris (Christopher) Brookmyre made his name with a series of novels featuring detective Jack Parlabane (a character he said he based in part on Douglas Adams’ Ford Prefect). The Jack Parlabane novels in order of publication are: Quite Ugly One Morning, Country of the Blind, Boiling a Frog, Be My Enemy, Attack of the Unsinkable Rubber Ducks, Dead Girl Walking, Black Widow and Want You Gone.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 694 g
Dimensions: 234 x 161 x 38 mm
Chris Brookmyre has scaled new heights of invention. * TLS *
One of the most ingenious thrillers I've read in a long time. * Washington Post *
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 *
A sharp and funny writer * Carl Hiaasen *
Entertaining... nothing is allowed to sap the pace of the action. * Scotsman *
This book's a rush. * Peterborough Telegraph *
[A] fast-paced, action-packed, twisty thriller . . . expect tension, suspense, impeccable plotting and scary possibilities. * Choice *
The most compelling thriller I've read all year * John Gilstrap *
Pure literary dynamite * Lorenzo Carcaterra, author of Sleepers and The Wolf *
Brookmyre is a master of creating tension... I was up all night reading this book. * Mystery Scene *
It storms along with revelations aplenty. Brookmyre takes all the plot strands and twists them one way then the other. * Crime Fiction Lover *
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 *
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“Tense, twisty and very edgy, Want You Gone combines Brookmyre’s best loved character with a new partner to create a racy and compelling must-read thriller.”
I’ve loved Chris Brookmyre’s writing for years and his Jack Parlabane character is a really strong mix of ironic and hard bitten journalist/detective. Parlabane works hard to keep up with the times, but knows that... More
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I read and review a lot of traditional UK and USA based crime and it is always a pleasure to read something that is just that little bit different. Chris Brookmyre brings a real freshness and punch to this highly... More
“Want You Gone Chris(topher) Brookmyre”
I HATE CHRISTOPHER BROOKMYRE!! He writes a terrific book and then, having devoured it, I have to wait soooo long for him to publish another. When it arrives, like WANT YOU GONE, I have to read it straight away / all... More
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