Compulsively readable and masterfully plotted, Long Gone will catapult Alafair Burke into the publishing big time.
The nightmare was only just beginning! After months of unemployment, Alice Humphrey lands her dream job managing a Manhattan art gallery in the trendy Meatpacking District. According to recruiter Drew Campbell, the gallery is a passion of its anonymous owner, who remains uninvolved in its daily operations. But she arrives one morning and walks into a nightmare: the space is empty except for the dead body of Drew Campbell. Alice soon finds herself at the centre of the police investigation. When every thread of the investigation leads back to her, Alice knows she has been set up. But who is out to get her?
Closing date: 06/09/2018
'Should come with a warning!highly addictive.' Karin Slaughter
Michael Connelly: 'this is smart, hip and always keeps you guessing. This is Alafair Burke's break out book. It's going to be big.
'Alafair Burke is one of the finest young crime writers working today'. Harlan Coben: 'The plot of an Alafair Burke thriller doesn't just rip from the headlines. She's one step ahead of them.'
Lisa Unger: This is a red
-hot firecracker of a thriller with all the right stuff--perfect pacing, plotting, and suspense.
Praise for City of Fear:
'[Ellie Hatcher] is warm, funny and engaging, and City of Fear is efficient and briskly paced'
Laura Wilson, THE GUARDIAN Praise for Alafair Burke:
'These are characters I'd follow forever.'
'Alafair Burke just keeps getting better and better.'
'She's got what it takes and will be sticking around.'
'Suspenseful and entertaining.'
'Alafair Burke delivers a first-rate thriller.'
'Burke's brisk and ultimately suspenseful narrative offers wily and intricate plotting and sharply etched major and minor characters.'
'Burke leaves her principle characters little time to sleep; her readers will relate.'
'Alafair Burke is a wonderful writer with the kind of skill and confidence I admire. I'm a big fan.'
'Alafair Burke has been on the front lines in the courtroom and on the streets, and brings her world alive.'
Linda Fairstein Praise for City of Lies:
'Entertaining, full of suspense and really enjoyable. A great read.'
Publication date: 21/07/2011
Publisher: AVON, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||21st July 2011|
|Publisher:||AVON, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery,|
Alafair Burke's books include the standalone thrillers Long Gone and If You Were Here - an Amazon Best Mystery Novel of 2013 - and her acclaimed series starring NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher, the most recent of which, Never Tell, was a Kindle bestseller. A former Deputy District Attorney in Portland, Oregon, Alafair is now a Professor of Law at Hofstra Law School, where she teaches criminal law and procedure. Author photo © Deborah Copaken KoganMore About Alafair Burke