Never Look Back: She was the most brutal serial killer of our time. And she may have been my mother. (Paperback)A.L. Gaylin (author)
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'Aflame with tension. An intricate, powerful thriller - rivals the very best of Harlan Coben and Lisa Gardner' AJ Finn, author of THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW
She was the most brutal killer of our time. And she may have been my mother...
When website columnist Robin Diamond is contacted by true crime podcast producer Quentin Garrison, she assumes it's a business matter. It's not. Quentin's podcast, Closure, focuses on a series of murders in the 1970s, committed by teen couple April Cooper and Gabriel LeRoy. It seems that Quentin has reason to believe Robin's own mother may be intimately connected with the killings.
Robin thinks Quentin's claim is absurd. But is it? The more she researches the Cooper/LeRoy murders herself, the more disturbed she becomes by what she finds. Living just a few blocks from her, Robin's beloved parents are the one absolute she's always been able to rely upon, especially now amid rising doubts about her husband and frequent threats from internet trolls. Robin knows her mother better than anyone.
But then her parents are brutally attacked, and Robin realises she doesn't know the truth at all...
'Completely absorbing with a knock-out twist' Harlan Coben
'Gaylin is an expert at acute emotional observation combined with seamless plotting' Alex Marwood
'AL Gaylin is at the top of her game, crafting exhilarating and audacious crime novels that are both rich in character and rivetingly told. They are, quite simply, not to be missed' Megan Abbott
'AL Gaylin is a storyteller guaranteed to keep you up at night' Laura Lippman
'AL Gaylin is a great storyteller' Mark Billingham
'A fiendishly well-told thriller that deepens its grip the faster you read - I loved it' Louise Candlish
If you love Serial, S-Town, Clare Mackintosh, Cara Hunter, KL Slater or Lisa Jewell, you will be utterly gripped by this psychological thriller with a twist you'll never see coming...
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 26 mm
Completely absorbing with a knock-out twist. * Harlen Coben *
Gaylin is an expert at acute emotional observation combined with seamless plotting. * Alex Marwood *
Right now, A L Gaylin is at the very top of her game, crafting exhilarating and audacious crime novels that are both rich in character and rivetingly told. Her books are, quite simply, not to be missed. * Megan Abbott *
A L Gaylin is a storyteller guaranteed to keep you up all night. * Laura Lippman *
AL Gaylin is a great storyteller. * Mark Billingham *
Combining up-to-the-minute true-crime media with the cool mood of old noir, Alison Gaylin warns that the most dangerous investigations are the ones we make into our own family histories. Never Look Back is a fiendishly well-plotted thriller that deepens its grip the faster you read - I loved it. * Louise Candlish *
A superbly crafted novel with overtones of Serial and Making a Murderer that kept me guessing till the very last twist. * Victoria Slotover, author of Blood for Blood *
NEVER LOOK BACK is a superb novel, propulsively plotted, beautifully told, and packing a thrilling twist. I was enthralled. * Gilly Macmillan *
What a brilliant book! I was obviously hooked as soon as I started reading it, thanks to the true crime angle, but I was also totally drawn in by the incredible characters and the clever plot. I loved it. * Elle Croft *
Loved this compelling tale of dark family secrets and a past that can't be escaped or ignored. Couldn't put this one down until the final awesome twist. Highly recommended! * Luca Veste *
A thoroughly modern thriller for the podcast generation. * The Sun *
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