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Eye Contact: The book that ll make you never want to look a stranger in the eye

Fergus McNeill

8 Reviews

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Fiction, Crime & mystery

Don't look. Or you'll be next. An incredibly commercial crime debut that will make you think twice before you look a stranger in the eye...

If you look him in the eye, you're dead. From the outside, Robert Naysmith is a successful businessman, handsome and charming. But for years he's been playing a deadly game. He doesn't choose his victims. Each is selected at random - the first person to make eye contact after he begins 'the game' will not have long to live. Their fate is sealed.

When the body of a young woman is found on Severn Beach, Detective Inspector Harland is assigned the case. It's only when he links it to an unsolved murder in Oxford that the police begin to guess at the awful scale of the crimes. But how do you find a killer who strikes without motive?

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Praise for Eye Contact: The book that ll make you never want to look a stranger in the eye

  • A chilling game of cat and mouse that should keep you awake long after bedtime. DI Harland is a welcome addition to the growing ranks of British detectives. - Peter Robinson

  • Let's welcome Fergus McNeill to the ranks of British Crime fiction innovators; he has found a darker shade of noir - Quintin Jardine

  • Creepy, compelling and completely convincing - Erin Kelly, author of THE POISON TREE

  • A gripping first novel - Irish Independent

  • [A] cracking story, set in and around the Winchester/Salisbury area and has a cliff hanger ending which will, I hope, lead on to the next from this author. Great stuff. - www.randomjottings.typepad.com

  • [A] confident debut from Fergus McNeill, mixing thriller with police procedural . . . to create a tense, compelling and truly unputdownable read . . . EYE CONTACT is a novel that will have the reader losing track of time. It also ends on an atypical note, adding to its originality. - www.itsacrimeuk.wordpress.com

  • A great read and a chillingly clever insight into the mind and motives of a killer. Harland is a welcome new addition to the force of fictional coppers and McNeill a refreshing new voice in crime fiction; on the evidence of EYE CONTACT, we'll be hearing a lot more from them both. - Brian McGilloway

  • A tense police procedural from a new author with a promising future in crime fiction - Choice magaz

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Fergus McNeill

Fergus McNeill has been creating computer games since the early eighties, writing his first interactive fiction titles while still at school. Over the years he has designed, directed and illustrated games for all sorts of systems, including the BBC Micro, the Apple iPad, and almost everything in between.
Now running an app development studio, Fergus lives in Hampshire with his wife and teenage son. EYE CONTACT is his first novel.

You can visit Fergus's website www.fergusmcneill.co.uk, find him on Facebook www.facebook.com/fergusmcneillauthor or follow him on Twitter twitter.com/fergusmcneill.

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