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The Goodbye Man

by Jeffery Deaver

Part of the Colter Shaw Thriller Series

Action / Adventure / Spy / Espionage Crime / Mystery Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on The Goodbye Man

A whammy of a read that fires intense shots of action into a slow burn investigation of a cult. Colter Shaw goes undercover to check out the Foundation, a community with a charismatic leader and a seemingly dark purpose. I adored The Never Game, which is the first in the Colter Shaw Thrillers, this continues the series in fine style. Shaw is a resourceful professional reward seeker with a heart and a conscience, he is easy to like and believe in. Jeffery Deaver’s writing style ensures suspense overlays proceedings and that the tension ramps up as you read. He purposefully leaves information out, and then allows understanding to explode into your awareness, so expect surprises along the way. This cult feels all too believable, and the research behind the story is clearly felt. The Goodbye Man is a fabulous burst of escapism, it comes served with combat and empathy, a mix that ensures it a place as a Liz Robinson Pick of the Month.

Liz Robinson

The Goodbye Man Synopsis

The gripping thriller from the No.1 Sunday Times bestseller Jeffery Deaver, featuring enigmatic investigator Colter Shaw

Say goodbye to your problems

In pursuit of two armed fugitives in the wilderness of Washington State, unique investigator Colter Shaw witnesses a shocking suicide. This leads him to the Foundation - a cult that promises to transform people's lives. But is there more to it than meets the eye?

Say goodbye to your freedom

Shaw goes undercover to expose the Foundation's real purpose. Before long he meets the charismatic leader Master Eli, a man who commands terrifying loyalty from his followers.

Say goodbye to your life

Something truly dark is going on beneath the surface of the idyllic community. And as Shaw peels back the layers of truth, he begins to see there is only one way to escape the Foundation ... and the price for that freedom might well be your very life.

The Goodbye Man Press Reviews

Gripping and ingenious tale of greed and deception in the American wilderness

The Times Thriller of the Month

[An] outstanding sequel to 2019's The Never Game...Deaver balances suspense and plausibility perfectly...This is a perfect jumping-on point for readers new to one of today's top contemporary thrillers writers.

Publishers Weekly

Deaver's reputation as a master of the corkscrewing plot is well earned... Colter Shaw seems certain to become an enduring series lead.

Booklist

Praise for The Never Game:

'The Never Game is the very definition of a page-turner' Ian Rankin

'Terrific writing, vivid and raw, Deaver grips from the very first line and never lets up. He is, hands-down, one of the finest thriller writers of our time' Peter James

'Nailbiting' Guardian

'Deaver is a masterful storyteller and he's on top form with The Never Game' Daily Express

'As always, Deaver gets you in his stealthy grip on page one, and then takes you on a wild and inventive ride ...

this time with new star character Colter Shaw.

No one in the world does this kind of thing better than Deaver' Lee Child

'Masterful storytelling - The Never Game is Deaver's most riveting, most twisty, most unputdownable novel yet' Karin Slaughter

'Lightning-fast and loaded with twists, The Never Game is a thrill a minute from one of the best.

Don't miss it' Harlan Coben

'Jeffery Deaver scores yet again with a fascinating new detective, Colter Shaw, and a plot as full of thrills and twists and turns as you would expect from him. With The Never Game you know you are in the hands of a master. But be warned-don't start this too late in the evening because sleep would be an annoying interruption once you've started reading!' Peter Robinson

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ISBN: 9780008303822
Publication date: 18/03/2021
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008303822
Publication date: 18th March 2021
Author: Jeffery Deaver
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 480 pages
Genres: Action Adventure / Spy, Crime / Mystery, Liz Robinson's Picks of the Month, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Thriller / suspense, Crime & mystery,

About Jeffery Deaver

Jeffery Deaver is the author of three collections of short stories and 32 suspense novels. He is best known for his Lincoln Rhyme thrillers, which include the number one bestsellers The Vanished Man, The Twelfth Card and The Cold Moon, as well as The Bone Collector which was made into a feature film starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. The first Kathryn Dance novel, The Sleeping Doll, was published in 2007 to enormous acclaim.A three-time recipient of the Ellery Queen Reader's Award for Best Short Story of the year, he has been nominated for an Anthony Award and six Edgar Awards ...

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