The No.1 International Bestseller
Ten years ago, the disappearance of firearms police officer Jonah Colley’s young son almost destroyed him.
A plea for help from an old friend leads Jonah to Slaughter Quay, and the discovery of four bodies. Brutally attacked and left for dead, he is the only survivor…
Under suspicion himself, he uncovers a network of secrets and lies about the people he thought he knew – forcing him to question what really happened all those years ago.
25 November 2021
Simon Beckett’s books have now sold 12 million copies worldwide, been translated into 29 languages, and become Sunday Times and No.1 international bestsellers.
In 2019 he was the joint winner of the European Crime Fiction Star Award, also known as ‘The Ripper’ the largest crime writing award in Europe.
His latest novel, THE LOST, went straight to No.1 in the German hardback charts in August 2021, and remained there for five weeks.
Praise for Simon Beckett
‘A terrific thriller from one of our finest crime writers at the top of his game.’
‘Spine tinglingly frightening, but also poignant and caring.’
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‘Beckett is one of the country’s best crime writers… His books are intelligent, beautifully written and utterly gripping.’
‘Simon Beckett’s masterful storytelling and macabre forensic details make his novels utterly chilling.’