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  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407055343
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448
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Sight Unseen




Another classic mystery from the 'master of the clever twist'.

It is a hot summer's day in the tourist village of Avebury. A man sits outside the Red Lion pub, waiting. He sees a woman with three young children, two of them running ahead while their sister dawdles behind. A child's voice catches on the breeze.

For want of anything more interesting to do, the man watches. He sees nothing sinister or threatening. Even when another figure enters his field of vision, he does not react. The figure is ordinary - male, short-haired, stockily built.But he is moving fast, at a loping run.

And then it happens. In one swift movement, the running man grabs the youngest child and carries her away. Still the man outside the pub does not react. Suddenly, awhite transit van bursts into view, its engine racing, its rear door slamming shut. The child and her abductor are inside. The child's sister rushes forward. The man outside the pub jumps up...

The tragedy begins at Avebury. But it does not end there.

  • Pub date: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407055343
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448

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 Sight Unseen

“'Exhibits his mastery of plot, tension and action'”

The Times

“'A typically taut tale of wrecked lives, family tragedy, historical quirks and moral consequences'”

The Times

“'A superbly plotted thriller with an astonishing but totally satisfying climax'”

Good Book Guide


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