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The Catch by Tom Bale
  

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A British thriller based in the Brighton area and featuring one Robbie Compton whose act of stupidity puts him, his sister and his sister’s lover in serious danger. This is one of those tales with escalating violence triggered by a single act. There are some lovely characters, a swift plot, not too many red herrings and lots of action. I think it is well worth investing in.

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Synopsis

The Catch by Tom Bale

How far do you go for a friendship? That's the question Daniel Wade is forced to ask when a simple favour has fatal consequences. For the sake of his old schoolmate, Robbie - and more importantly for Robbie's sister, Cate - Dan agrees to go along with a lie. But soon he's sucked into a conspiracy that threatens to consume them all. How hard do you fight for a fortune? For Gordon and Patricia Blake, the dead man held the key to a glorious future. Now that future has been ripped from their grasp, and the Blakes want to know why. Then they want revenge. How can you hope to survive? With a ruthless predator on their trail, Dan realises that evading justice is the least of their worries. All that matters now is staying alive.


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Tom Bale is one of the best British thriller writers around - Simon Kernick

Races along to a gripping finish - Sunday Mirror

Tom Bale's awareness of the old creative writing mantra character is destiny pays off addictively in The Catch...solid, purposeful and well written - Guardian

Bale manages to keep the momentum going by switching between the lives of the various characters while keeping his eye on the overall theme - Lloyd Paige

About the Author

Tom Bale has worked as a retail assistant, claims negotiator, office manager, business analyst, freelance consultant and househusband. He now writes full-time and lives with his family in Brighton.

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Book Info

Publication date

13th February 2014

Author

Tom Bale

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Author's Website

www.tombale.net/

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Publisher

Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone

Format

Paperback
544 pages

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
Thriller / Suspense
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780099559443

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