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The Shut Eye by Belinda Bauer
  

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Five footprints are the only sign that Daniel Buck was ever here. Yesterday they were a family just like any other: Anna and James, and their little boy, Daniel. But in one careless moment everything changed. A front door accidentally left ajar... and Daniel was gone. Now they are a pair of strangers who can't even look each other in the eye...

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The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. In the space of half a dozen books, Belinda Bauer has become one of the most individual of crime writers. Her first novel was the very distinctive Blacklands, and her next, Rubbernecker, had her admirers claiming that this was in fact her best work. And so expectations were high for this latest, The Shut Eye. Anna Buck’s son Daniel has gone missing, leaving behind only five footprints in cement as a sign that he ever existed. But this memento becomes immensely important to his devastated mother, who polishes the footprints daily as if they were religious relics. The suicidal Anna is a woman clearly hovering near the fringes of insanity, and it is hardly surprising when she turns to a TV psychic, Latham, for clues as to what happened to her son. But is curmudgeonly cop John Marvel a better bet
~ Barry Forshaw

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Synopsis

The Shut Eye by Belinda Bauer

The most polished crime writer on the murder beat ...Exhausting, exhilarating and damn scary, another 24-carat creation from the Queen of Thrills. (Daily Express). Five footprints are the only sign that Daniel Buck was ever here. Yesterday they were a family just like any other: Anna and James, and their little boy, Daniel. But in one careless moment everything changed. A front door accidentally left ajar...and Daniel was gone. Now they are a pair of strangers who can't even look each other in the eye. Distrust and unspoken words fill the void where their son used to be. Anna will go to any lengths to find Daniel - a four-year-old doesn't just vanish into thin air. But how far will this desperate search push her? Right to the brink. And beyond.


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Reviews

'The most polished crime writer on the murder beat ... Exhausting, exhilarating and damn scary' Daily Express

'Belinda Bauer is a marvel. Her novels are almost indecently gripping and enjoyable, and The Shut Eye is possibly her best yet' Sophie Hannah

'One of the most individual of crime writers ... Bauer is streets ahead of most of her rivals' Independent

About the Author

Belinda Bauer

Belinda Bauer grew up in England and South Africa and now lives in Wales. She worked as a journalist and a screenwriter before finally writing a book to appease her nagging mother. With her debut, Blacklands, Belinda was awarded the CWA Gold Dagger for Crime Novel of the Year. She went on to win the CWA Dagger in the Library for her body of work in 2013. Her fourth novel Rubbernecker was voted 2014 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. Her books have been translated into 21 languages.

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Publication date

14th January 2016

Author

Belinda Bauer

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Publisher

Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
416 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9780552779661

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