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The Moment Before Impact

Alison Bruce

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Crime & mystery

A brilliant new crime novel from the author of the critically acclaimed DC Gary Goodhew series set in Cambridge

'Unpredictable, challenging and compelling' Sophie Hannah

Death, disappearance and divorce have shaped Jack Bailey's life. The breakdown of his marriage and the loss of his beloved daughter force him to make a new start. He reluctantly returns to Cambridge, his childhood home, but his decision means living in the shadow that still hangs over the place where he grew up.

The old house stirs memories and his reappearance causes ripples amongst the locals who still remember the night, eleven years earlier, when his stepsister vanished without a trace.

When another woman disappears, history seems to be repeating itself. The police probe Jack's past and the only possible witness refuses to help. Tragedy is about to strike again -- and Jack's future depends on how he reacts in the moment before impact.

Praise for Alison Bruce

'As always, Bruce produces a rewarding read' The Times 'I Did It For Us held me from the off. It's compelling, slickly plotted and brilliantly written' Amanda Jennings

'One of our most interesting crime writers' Daily Mail

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Alison Bruce

Alison Bruce is the author of eight crime novels and two non-fiction titles. Her first novel, Cambridge Blue (2008), introduced both detective, DC Gary Goodhew, and her trademark Cambridge setting. She went on to complete the DC Goodhew series with a further six novels before writing the psychological thriller I Did It for Us.

Alison was born in Croydon and grew up in Wiltshire before moving to Cambridgeshire in 1998. She worked as an electroplater, taxi driver and band promoter and spent ten years working in the IT industry before leaving to concentrate on completing her first novel.

Alison is a proud supporter of local libraries and is the patron of Lakenheath Library in Suffolk. She teaches creative writing at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

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