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Dead Gone: A Novel by [Luca Veste]

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"Craftily plotted. Veste keeps this gritty procedural moving through the shocking final revelations." (Publishers Weekly)

"A darkly impressive first novel, disturbing and intelligent." (The Times (London))

"A chilling debut from a writer to watch." (Mark Billingham )

"A terrifying trip into the darkest corners of psychology. 
Dead Gone grabs you from page one and compels you to stay until the very end, and it is that element of not being able to get away that draws you in and makes you at one with the victims in this very dark and skillful thriller." (Criminal Element)

"Gripping, unpredictable, genuinely shocking and impossible to put down, 
Dead Gone is a remarkable debut." (Steve Mosby, author of 'The Murder Code' )

"[An] impressive and inventive work...Murphy and Rossi have the makings of a successful series." (Bookgasm)

"Tense and darkly playful, 
Dead Gone is a cleverly constructed debut thriller." (Chris Ewan, bestselling author of the Good Thief series )

"For those who like their British crime thrillers gritty and dark, 
Dead Gone is the perfect read. It takes real skill to write about so much wickedness while also making it palatable. Veste does it all." (CurledUp.com)

"Luca Veste knows a lot about writing. This experience shows itself in his great new serial killer debut 
Dead Gone. This amazing novel has a gripping plot and an unpredictable storyline which is impossible to put down." (Mystery Tribune)

About the Author

Luca Veste was the editor of the Spinetingler Award-nominated charity anthology Off The Record and co-editor of True Brit Grit. He lives in Liverpool with his wife and two young daughters.

Mark Meadows has narrated well over 100 audiobook titles, including the 2013 Booker Prize winner The Luminaries, by Eleanor Catton. Mark also provided the voice of the ships computer in Ridley Scott's Prometheus. He has extensive theatre, film and TV credits and is a frequent contributor to plays, musicals, narrations and readings for BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4.
--This text refers to the audioCD edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01K5J6SKQ
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Pegasus Crime (January 10, 2017)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ January 10, 2017
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2112 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 412 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 168177304X
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 350 ratings

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Luca Veste is a writer of Italian and Liverpudlian heritage, married with two young daughters, and one of nine children. He studied psychology and criminology at university in Liverpool. He is the author of the Murphy and Rossi series, which includes DEAD GONE, THE DYING PLACE, BLOODSTREAM, and THEN SHE WAS GONE.

Part psychological thriller, part police procedural, his books follow the detective pairing of DI David Murphy and DS Laura Rossi. The novels are set in Liverpool, bringing the city to life in a dark and terrifying manner...with just a splash of Scouse humour.

"Astringent and artfully constructed." The Financial Times

"A darkly impressive novel... disturbing and intelligent." The Times

"Page-turner." Sunday Times

"A chilling début from a writer to watch..." Mark Billingham

"Gripping, unpredictable, genuinely shocking and impossible to put down, Dead Gone is a remarkable début." Steve Mosby

"A twisty, psychological crime debut in a gritty setting: a new favourite for police procedural lovers" Clare Mackintosh

"Tense and darkly playful." Chris Ewan

"A major new talent on the crime scene." Eva Dolan

"Fresh...original." Mel Sherratt

"Original and terrifying." Stav Sherez

He is also the editor of the Spinetingler Award nominated charity anthology 'Off The Record', and co-editor of 'True Brit Grit', also an anthology of short stories for charity.

He is a former civil servant, actor, singer and guitarist (although he still picks it up now and again), and now a full-time writer.

He can be found at www.lucaveste.com and on twitter @LucaVeste

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3.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable debut with potential
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