Originally from Harrogate in North Yorkshire, Robert Gold began his career as an intern at the American broadcaster CNN, based in Washington DC. He returned to Yorkshire to work for the retailer ASDA, becoming the chain's nationwide book buyer. He now works in sales for a UK publishing company. Robert now lives in Putney and his new hometown served as the inspiration for the fictional town of Haddley in Twelve Secrets. In 2016, he co-authored three titles in James Patterson's Bookshots series.
If you're looking for your next book fix, stop right now and read Twelve Secrets. Twenty years ago Ben Harper's world was turned upside down when his older brother Nick and best friend are murdered by two school friends. Ten years later he lost his mother and the story rocked the little town and the whole country. Now an award-winning investigative journalist his boss asks him to relive his traumas on the tenth anniversary of his mother's death. Ben has a decision to make. Does he want to go there? What will he find? Will be be able to write this story? Set in fictional town of Haddley, based on Gold's hometown of Putney, Twelve Secrets is a cracking psychological thriller. When another murder brings it all back to haunt the idyllic town we see how secrets are a dangerous thing and the book grabs you in a vice like grip as you uncover them all. This is an assured debut, the start of a series and we can't wait to read more of Ben Harper. Bring it on, Gold!
A major new voice. A thriller everyone is raving about: 'Twelve stars' LISA JEWELL 'Cliffhangers and revelations galore' THE TIMES 'This book will take over all your free time' Reader Review 'Utterly absorbing' SHARI LAPENA 'A fine debut' THE SUNDAY TIMES (Books of the year) 'Unputdownable' KARIN SLAUGHTER 'Books this good are very rare' Reader Review 'Excellent' LEE CHILD 'The next massive thriller' Reader Review 'One of a kind' JAMES PATTERSON 'This is what every other thriller aspires to be' Reader Review ___________ A SMALL TOWN. A SHOCKING CRIME. YOU'LL SUSPECT EVERY CHARACTER. BUT YOU'LL NEVER GUESS THE ENDING. Ben Harper's life changed for ever the day his older brother Nick was murdered by two classmates. It was a crime that shocked the nation and catapulted Ben's family and their idyllic hometown, Haddley, into the spotlight. Twenty years on, Ben is one of the best investigative journalists in the country and settled back in Haddley, thanks to the support of its close-knit community. But then a fresh murder case shines new light on his brother's death and throws suspicion on those closest to him. Ben is about to discover that in Haddley no one is as they seem. Everyone has something to hide. And someone will do anything to keep the truth buried . . . ___________ 'So clever' M.W. CRAVEN 'OMG. An absolute 5-star read' Reader Review 'Totally gripping' SUSAN LEWIS 'Impossible to part with until the very last page' Reader Review 'Absolutely addictive' GILLY MACMILLAN 'I was seriously hooked' Reader Review 'Couldn't see it coming' NELL PATTISON 'Such a dream of a thriller' Reader Review 'Utterly gripping' VANESSA SAVAGE 'A fantastic plot-twisting debut' CAMERON WARD
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