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Publisher's Summary

For the sake of an old schoolmate, Robbie - and more importantly for Robbie's sister, Cate - Daniel Wade agrees to go along with a lie that has fatal consequences. Soon he's sucked into a conspiracy that threatens to consume them all.

With a ruthless predator on their trail, Dan realises that evading justice is the least of their worries. All that matters now is staying alive....

©2013 Tom Bale (P)2013 W F Howes Ltd

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Good story, but ending was anti-climactic.

We end up not knowing the fate of several characters. One's fate is so anti-climactic, while others are just up in the air. I feel the need for a sequel.

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  • Sally
  • 10-05-13

Great story

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this story. It was well written and very well read. My only issue with it, and this may be a failing on my part, but I do like to have all the t's crossed and the i's dotted, and this story ending for me wasn't completely finished off. I don't want to spoil it for you by saying why, but I wanted to ask what happened then?? Perhaps it was self explanitory and I'm being thick.
Anyway I still really enjoyed it

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  • Duffle11
  • 01-19-17

What is it about Tom Bale?

I just can't make up my mind about Tom Bale. I find his descriptions unnecessarily long, sometimes predictable and at times I find myself questioning: I am bored of listening to this? However, something about his writing just pulls you in. He develops brilliantly sinister characters, and keeps you hanging on. Some parts of this book were very creepy, and Bale waits to the end to deliver several twists that were unexpected. Bale really explores the relationships between the characters which is essentially what Bales plots are built on.
I thought that the narration was good, and the characters clearly defined.

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  • orbison fan
  • 07-19-17

Great story

Political setting good characters good only slight problem is setting it in Brighton enjoyed it looking forward to reading his other books now I have discovered this author

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  • Susan Gould
  • 04-10-17

An unsatisfactory end

I loved the book but was left feeling slightly frustrated by the ending. Probably because I'm the sort of person that likes to feel that the 'baddies' get their comeuppance!