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Want You Gone

Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year, 2018

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780349141336

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 25th January 2018

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

The eighth book in the Jack Parlabane series, from author Christopher Brookmyre.

The award-winning, million-selling author of Black Widow brings a twist-filled story of secrets and lies.

What if your deepest secret was revealed?

Sam Morpeth is growing up way too fast, left to fend for a younger sister when their mother goes to prison and watching her dreams of university evaporate. But Sam learns what it is to be truly powerless when a stranger begins to blackmail her.

Who would you turn to?

Meanwhile, reporter Jack Parlabane has finally got his career back on track, but his success has left him indebted to a volatile, criminal source. Now that debt is being called in, and it could cost him everything.

What would you be capable of?

Thrown together by a vindictive and mysterious mutual enemy, Sam and Jack are about to discover they might be each other’s only hope.


Chris Brookmyre has scaled new heights of invention.
This book's a rush.
Peterborough Telegraph
Pacey, gripping, absorbing, enthralling and all the other superlatives you can throw its way, Chris Brookmyre's Want You Gone is an absolute treat from beginning to end.
Chris High
One of the most ingenious thrillers I've read in a long time.
Washington Post
[A] fast-paced, action-packed, twisty thriller . . . expect tension, suspense, impeccable plotting and scary possibilities.
A sharp and funny writer
Carl Hiaasen
Brookmyre is a master of creating tension... I was up all night reading this book.
Mystery Scene
A thriller combining its author's storytelling verve with a bravura display of technical know-how. (Thriller of the Month)
Sunday Times
Pure literary dynamite
Lorenzo Carcaterra, author of Sleepers and The Wolf
Entertaining... nothing is allowed to sap the pace of the action.
Want You Gone is vintage Brookmyre - equal parts adrenaline and empathy, a plot that opens out like a Japanese flower dropped in hot water, and characters so real you want to reach through the page and save them.
Diana Gabaldon
It storms along with revelations aplenty. Brookmyre takes all the plot strands and twists them one way then the other.
Crime Fiction Lover
The most compelling thriller I've read all year
John Gilstrap