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  • Published: 22 January 2019
  • ISBN: 9780552172608
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $26.00

Panic Room


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PANIC ROOM is Robert Goddard at his best. A sliver of a mystery kicks off a juggernaut of a thriller. Layers of secrets, half-truths and lies must be peeled back to reveal what really lies within.

‘Is this his best yet?...Full of sinister menace and propulsive pace with twisty plotting’ Lee Child

WHAT REALLY LIES WITHIN?

High on a Cornish cliff sits a vast uninhabited mansion. Uninhabited except for Blake, a young woman of mysterious background, currently acting as housesitter.

The house has a panic room. Cunningly concealed, steel lined, impregnable – and apparently closed from within. Even Blake doesn’t know it’s there. She’s too busy being on the run from life, from a story she thinks she’s escaped.

But her remote existence is going to be threatened when people come looking for the house’s owner, rogue pharma entrepreneur, Jack Harkness. Soon people with questionable motives will be asking Blake the sort of questions she can’t – or won’t - want to answer.

WILL THE PANIC ROOM EVER GIVE UP ITS SECRETS?

  • Pub date: 22 January 2019
  • ISBN: 9780552172608
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $26.00

About the Author

Robert Goddard

Robert Goddard was born in Hampshire in 1954. He was educated at Price’s School Fareham, and Peterhouse, Cambridge where he read History. He unsuccessfully pursued various career options, finally spending ten years as a local government officer. Frustrated with a lot of contemporary fiction, he set out to write a novel that did what he wanted more novels to do: tell a tightly constructed and densely plotted story engrossingly and satisfyingly. The result was Past Caring and when it became a success he realised that he had, in fact, always been a writer.

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Praise for Panic Room

“Is this his best yet? For years Robert Goddard has been my go-to guy for a certain kind of storytelling, full of easy charm blended with sinister menace, and propulsive pace with twisty plotting”

Lee Child

“This is a tense read, fill of characteristic Goddard twists”

Guardian

“Splendidly serpentine and immaculately plotted, this is thriller writing at its very best”

Daily Mail

“Robert Goddard has been writing imaginative first-class thrillers for nearly 30 years . . . Panic Room is an absorbing example of his superior storytelling, an excellent read”

The Times

“As always, Goddard can be relied upon to entertain”

The Literary Review

“A well-constructed page-turner of a thriller that’s very hard to put down”

Choice magazine


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