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A macabre miss-your-tube-stop thriller in which online trolling turns into real-life terror for a young investigative journalist. By day, Sophie works for a celebrity scandal magazine. By night she’s a lifestyle blogger with a dedicated following, including an abusive troll. She goes missing after working on a potentially explosive exposure of a major TV star. While the police have all but given up on the case, her father, Fortune, a banker now based in Dubai, makes it his mission to uncover the truth (he refuses to believe the accusations that have been made about her). At the same time, two sets of large and seemingly random amounts of money vanish from the bank Fortune works for. He decodes the numbers, does more digging, and becomes entrapped in a web of revenge-driven horrors that seem set to destroy both their lives.
Driven by an excruciating sense of paranoia, and twist after twist after twist, this finely-plotted page-turner will keep you reading well into the wee hours. ~ Joanne Owen
Years ago, Fortune gave up on his daughter, Sophie, after a troubled adolescence. Now she's gone missing, vanished without trace. And after weeks of investigation, the police have given up on her, too. Driven by guilt, and a determination to atone for his failures as a father, he takes on the search himself. He soon finds that his daughter had been living in fear of a vicious online troll who seemed to know far too much about her. Could Sophie's disappearance be linked to this unknown predator? Fortune is about to discovers that monsters which live online don't always stay there...
|Publication date:||1st June 2017|
|Author:||D. B. Thorne|
|Publisher:||Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books|
|Primary Genre||Crime and Mystery|
Closing date: 30/06/2021
'From the irresistible premise to the heart-thumping conclusion, Troll is incredibly clever, frequently terrifying and brilliantly written' Holly Seddon, bestselling author of Try Not to Breathe
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'A slick, fast-moving and thoroughly readable novel.' Crime Fiction Lover on East of Innocence
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D. B. Thorne has worked as a writer for the last 15 years, originally in advertising, then in television and radio comedy. He has written material for many comedians, including Jimmy Carr, Alan Carr, David Mitchell and Bob Mortimer. He was a major contributor to the BAFTA-winning Armstrong and Miller Show, and has worked on shows including Facejacker, Harry and Paul and Alan Carr: Chatty Man. Troll is his fourth novel.More About D. B. Thorne