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Publisher's Summary

Sam Morpeth is left to fend for her younger sister when their mother goes to prison. But when a stranger begins to blackmail her online, she's drawn her into a trap she may not escape alive.

Reporter Jack Parlabane is indebted to a volatile source, and now that debt is being called in, it could cost him everything. Thrown together by a common enemy, Sam and Jack are about to discover they have more in common than they realise - and might be each other's only hope.

Want You Gone is the superb new psychological thriller in the best-selling Jack Parlabane series. Award-winning best seller Chris Brookmyre is at his best yet with this nail-biting story.

©2017 Christopher Brookmyre (P)2017 W. F. Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

Praise for the Jack Parlabane series:
"Exceptionally good - a knotty mystery...Brookmyre plays a cunning, careful game." (The Guardian)
"Reminiscent of the best of Nordic Noir but with its own vivid landscape." (Renee Knight, author of Disclaimer)

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  • Graeme White
  • 05-20-17

Good but not Great

Starts off at great pace but ends up with lots of exposition rather than action.

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  • David
  • 05-09-17

good but not brookmyres best

i love a lot of brookmyres novels. this is good, but a little ploddy and predictable. still a good read

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  • Richard
  • 05-24-17

Best Brookmyre in a while

While I have enjoyed every Christopher Brookmyre book I have read, none have lived up to the first one (in my case all 'fun and games until somebody loses an eye') Until now. This was a great story expertly told and read. It kept me guessing until the end and kept me on the edge of the seat the whole way through. I cannot recommend this book enough. If you have never read any Christopher Brookmyre before this, be prepared for a treat as you go back through all of his back catalogue. You will want more...

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  • Jennifer
  • 04-25-17

Excellent.

Brookmyre and Parlabane on top form. Lots of gripping twists and turns . Couldn't stop listening. Well read too.

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  • susan
  • 09-05-17

Great contemporary storytelling wel read, current

Enjoyed this very much, gives a real insight into the mysterious world of hacking and bullying

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-30-17

I just love Brookmyre the story teller

To hear a bit more about Jack P and what he might have got upto in the old days.

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  • JillyB
  • 07-26-17

So disappointing

This was a real disappointment- since finding Chris Brookmyre have really enjoyed his books, some I've even read a couple of times just to make sure I got all the jokes, and I've cried with laughter, but this was soooooo tedious. The Black Widow was the novel that you could perhaps compare with this but that was brilliantly plotted and moved along nicely.

For me this was so poor I eventually returned the book. It won't stop me getting his next one especially with the Audible returns policy, but if I don't have the credits I might pick something else first.

The narration, by the way, couldn't be faulted.

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  • Gerard
  • 04-28-17

Clever but really an utter bore?

Others will love and I can't help admiring the skill and intelligence of the author, but really? Obvious that the writer has done his homework ... feels like an old guy getting down with the kids! Tedious.

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  • Lara
  • 11-23-17

Another brilliant story from Chris Brookmyre

Brookmyre always keeps his audience guessing with innovative plot twists while throwing in humour, realistic dialogue and believable characters. Kudos also to the audible editor who put the break between book parts in the most tantalising place possible!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-11-17

don't know why the title is different from the US?

Another just Jack being criminal, determined, soppy and always wearing the white hat. Not so sure I'm keen on the woman's voice but main female character would be worth exposing to nerdy teenagers for discussion about female/gender roles in society. Where to next for Jack?