by Vanda Symon

Crime and Mystery Action Adventure Family Drama Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading Expert Review of Faceless

Faceless is an edgy standalone thriller that transports you to the streets of down under and struth, it’s a winner!

If you’ve read the Sam Shephard series, you’ll know all about Vanda Symon, New Zealand’s Queen of Crime. If you’ve not read them, please do, they are cracking.

Faceless is jam-packed with suspense, utterly gripping and I promise you’ll clench all the way through. Certain bits I felt I stopped breathing altogether! And don’t get me started on the final few chapters…

Billy is a vulnerable, homeless artist who turns tricks to fund her art. When Bradley, a stressed, middle-aged man picks up Billy, his frustration leads him down a path, and pushes him into acting to prove he’s not weak, he lashes out and kidnaps Billy.

Pals from the streets, Max is forced to come out of the shadows to find his only friend, confront his demons and boy, he’s committed.

Your heart breaks as you follow Billy’s ordeal and as her plight becomes more and more desperate. Symon’s powerful storytelling delivers an emotional rollercoaster of a thriller, and doesn’t let you go.

You follow the jaw-dropping journey as the faceless street dwellers become real people and we understand what led them to the streets; a thought-provoking thriller that will have your heart racing.

Deborah Maclaren

Faceless Synopsis

A stressed, middle-aged man picks up a teenage escort and commits an unspeakable crime, unaware that a homeless man - her only real friend - will do anything to find her. A shocking, unputdownable standalone thriller from New Zealand's Queen of Crime.

Worn down by a job he hates, and a stressful family life, middle-aged, middle-class Bradley picks up a teenage escort and commits an unspeakable crime. Now she's tied up in his warehouse, and he doesn't know what to do.

Max is homeless, eating from rubbish bins, sleeping rough and barely existing - known for cadging a cigarette from anyone passing, and occasionally even the footpath. Nobody really sees Max, but he has one friend, and she's gone missing.

In order to find her, Max is going to have to call on some people from his past, and reopen wounds that have remained unhealed for a very long time, and the clock is ticking...

Hard-hitting, fast-paced and immensely thought-provoking, Faceless - the startling new standalone thriller from New Zealand's 'Queen of Crime' - will leave you breathless.

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‘New Zealand's answer to Siobhan Clarke’ The Times

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ISBN: 9781914585043
Publication date: 17/03/2022
Format: Paperback

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About Vanda Symon

Vanda Symon (born 1969) is a crime writer, TV presenter and radio host from Dunedin, New Zealand, and the chair of the Otago Southland branch of the New Zealand Society of Authors. The Sam Shephard series has hit number one on the New Zealand bestseller list, and also been shortlisted for the Ngaio Marsh Award for best crime novel. She currently lives in Dunedin, with her husband and two sons.

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