One hundred and twenty days ago, the door had been left open . . .
The Shut Eye is the astonishing new crime novel from Belinda Bauer, twice winner of Crime Novelist of the Year.
FROM THE CRIME WRITER LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018
'The most polished crime writer on the murder beat . . . Exhausting, exhilarating and damn scary, another 24-carat creation from the Queen of Thrills' Daily Express
Five footprints are the only sign that Daniel Buck was ever here.
Yesterday they were a family just like any other: Anna and James, and their little boy, Daniel.
But in one careless moment everything changed.
A front door accidentally left ajar . . . and Daniel was gone.
Now they are a pair of strangers who can't even look each other in the eye.
Distrust and unspoken words fill the void where their son used to be.
Anna will go to any lengths to find Daniel - a four-year-old doesn't just vanish into thin air. But how far will this desperate search push her?
Right to the brink.
“The most polished crime writer on the murder beat . . . Exhausting, exhilarating and damn scary”
“'Belinda Bauer is a marvel. Her novels are almost indecently gripping and enjoyable, and The Shut Eye is possibly her best yet”
“One of the most individual of crime writers . . . Bauer is streets ahead of most of her rivals”
“A twisty, fast-paced plot that kept me on tenterhooks”
Woman & Home
“An intricate plot, extremely moving in some places - Bauer's ability to get under the skins of her characters is second to none”
“So much more than an simple whodunit - a clever, sophisticated modern crime novel”
“[A] cracking psychological thriller”
“Belinda Bauer is disconcerting. She follows none of the usual formulae governing crime fiction, defies easy labelling and sees deeper than most into people's emotions.”
“Nobody scares me quite like Belinda Bauer”
“Bauer's novels are among life's pure pleasures. Her assured style and uncanny knack for capturing the quirks of human nature make her one of the stand-out writers of her genre. Clever, dark, insightful and not just a little bit funny.”
ALEX MARWOOD, author of The Wicked Girls and The Killer Next Door
“Bold and original, Rubbernecker draws you into unexpected psychological territory with its sophisticated, fast-paced story. A thought-provoking page-turner you won't be able to put down.”
KOETHI ZAN, author of The Never List
“Another excellent outing for Bauer”
“Magical writing from a maestro of surprises”
“One of the best crime writers in the country”
“Absorbing . . . refreshingly unconventional”
“A real page-turner.”
“a wholly original writer.”
“A thrilling plot, full of suspense.”
“Claustrophobic, compulsive and gripping”