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No Way to Say Goodbye by Rod Madocks
  

No Way to Say Goodbye

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Shortlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger 2009.

CWA Judges’ comments:No Way To Say Goodbye is set in a high security mental facility for the criminally insane. Jack Keyses works there, intent on tracking down the presumed abductor and killer of his girlfriend Rachel who disappeared without trace. The grim reality of sex offenders and their obsessions and histories is authentically and chillingly exposed here. The most frightening thing about the book was the obsessions of Keyses which turn out to be not so very different from some of the patients. A sense of edgy despair pervades this very taut novel.’

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Synopsis

No Way to Say Goodbye by Rod Madocks

A unique new voice bringing a clever sinister novel that threads together this story of an aberrant consciousness faced with the abiding mystery of human evil.

A crime novel: a story of love found and lost; a ghost story; a mystery tale about a disappeared lover; a unique insider’s picture of life within a maximum security hospital; a philosophical lesson in how the world is perceived through the prism of an aberrant consciousness.

Five steps lead up to the hidden world of the maximum security asylum. Jack Keyse is looking for the truth about what has happened to his vanished lover. He uses his professional contacts to get close to those that might be responsible and at the same time seeks forgetfulness in the chaos of his dissolute life. He comes to discover and to take vengeance but when at last he finds out the truth then his true challenge is to live with that knowledge.

This long-distilled first novel threads all this together and more. The reader is drawn by the mesmeric haunting voice of the narrator into the dark pathways of this unforgettable work. The photographs that interweave with the text bring a further layer of mystery to a story that will stay with you.

About the Author

Rod Madocks has spent ten years writing this unforgettable novel, drawing on his experience of secure units.

He is a policy officer in Mental Health Commissioning in Nottinghamshire, where he lives and works.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st November 2008

Author

Rod Madocks

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Publisher

Five Leaves Publications

Format

Paperback
376 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781905512577

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