'Of all the dystopian novels I have read in recent years, Peter Liney's The Detainee is one the best written, most engaging, heart-tugging and cinematic of all' - Amazon Reviewer
There is no point trying to run. There is no point trying to escape. The island means the end of all hope, until Clancy finds a reason to fight back.
When the fog comes down and the drums start to beat, the inhabitants of the island tremble: the punishment satellites, which keep the tyrannical Wastelords at bay, are blind in the darkness, and the islanders become prey.
The inhabitants are the old, the sick, the poor: the detritus of Society, dumped on the island with the rest of Society's waste. There is no point trying to run. There is no point trying to escape. The satellites - the invisible eyes of the law - mete out instant judgement from the sky.
The island is the end of all hope, until Clancy finds a blind woman living in a secret underground warren and discovers a reason to fight . . .
'Impressively dark' - Financial Times
An impressively dark, dystopian piece with much to say about capitalism's tendency to treat human beings as commodities, disposable when no longer useful - Financial Times
Fascinating ... interested to see what happens next' - Thinking About Books
Peter Liney is a description genius ... The Detainee is definitely a book that should be read by all - Fresh Fiction
I'm already anxious to read the next book in the series . . .You wouldn't want to be on this island, but you sure will enjoy getting a glimpse from the comfort of your couch - GeekDad
a very slick dystopian story that impressed me in the way Liney describes the world he created . . . I knew The Detainee was going to be a special read but until I read the last page, I had no idea just how good it really was - Speculative Book Review
a heartbreaking dystopian story about survival, cruelty and slowly regaining a little bit of hope - Draumr Kopa
The Detainee had me gripped - And Then I Read A Book
Of all the dystopian novels I have read in recent years, Peter Liney's The Detainee is one the best written, most engaging, heart-tugging and cinematic of all - Amazon Reviewer