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  • Published: 5 January 2012
  • ISBN: 9781446465905
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 512

Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers . . . Losers Weepers. Prepare to be gripped and chilled, with the sensational new novel from this award-winning crime writer

When thirteen-year-old Jess Took is snatched in broad daylight from her dad’s horsebox, the quiet Exmoor village of Shipcott is rocked to the core. Jess is replaced by an inexplicable note stuck to the steering wheel:YOU DON’T LOVE HER

With this awful kidnapping, local policeman Jonas Holly is compelled to return to work for the first time since his wife’s murder. But is Jonas mentally strong enough to work this case?

Teenager Steven Lamb has seen his own share of demons, and although he can’t quite explain it, something about Jonas Holly sends a chill down his spine. So when more children vanish, Steven has his own ideas about who is finding, and keeping, them . . .

  • Pub date: 5 January 2012
  • ISBN: 9781446465905
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 512

About the Author

Belinda Bauer

Belinda Bauer grew up in England and South Africa and now lives in Wales. She worked as a journalist and a screenwriter before finally writing a book to appease her nagging mother. With her debut, Blacklands, Belinda was awarded the CWA Gold Dagger for Crime Novel of the Year. She went on to win the CWA Dagger in the Library for her body of work in 2013. Her fourth novel Rubbernecker was voted 2014 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. In 2018 her eighth novel, Snap, was longlisted for the Man Booker prize and won the Specsavers National Book Award for Best Crime & Thriller of the Year. Her books have been translated into 21 languages.

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Praise for Finders Keepers

“Surprise, of course, is the most potent aspect of suspense. And Belinda Bauer knows exactly how to manipulate that element, right until the very end. What's more, she's shown, not just how to keep surprise bubbling explosively away, but to do it with extraordinary dexterity, maturity and feeling”

HENRY SUTTON, Daily Mirror

“Bauer takes astonishing risks but - like a brilliant ski-jumper - arcs down to the perfect landing”


“Compelling... Bauer blends a psychological crime story with a darkly humorous narrative... I can't wait for the next one!”

Bookseller (Booksellers' Choice)

“Belinda Bauer's third book represents a remarkable achievement: almost a return to the good old Victorian triple-decker novel of suspense, but created with a deftness that allows each book to stand alone.”


“She's a thriller queen... The woman most likely to lead the fightback against the Scandinavian crime-wave”

Sunday Times (Culture)

“The most disturbing new talent around”

Val McDermid

“Bauer is not occupied by writing a "crime story" - although there is a crime at the heart of it - she is more interested in writing a novel”

Karin Fossum

“Finders Keepers has an enjoyably creepy premise... But it's the book's humour that really shines. Bauer reveals her Gold Dagger-winning writing credentials in her neat skewering of everyday pomposities and her wry asides”


“Belinda Bauer hit the big time with the excellent Blacklands and continues to explore her theme of West Country cruelty and corruption, balancing the procedural and psychological aspects of crime. Once again she nails the petty grievances, prejudices and loyalties of village life, and shows how some law enforcers operate at the outer edge of competence”

Financial Times

“Bauer has established a reputation for plunging her characters into unimaginable gore. Her third novel easily matches her previous efforts, exposing village bobby Jonas Holly...to events unprecedented in British crime fiction. The British countryside has never appeared so alien or so macabre”

Sunday Times

“One of the leading names in crime fiction”

Stylist Magazine

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