Hodder & Stoughton
There's a body in Lauren James's back garden. And everyone is telling lies... A twisty tale of corruption, deceit and deadly consequences from prize-winning northern crime writer Rebecca Muddiman.
What would you do to protect your family?
Tell a lie?
Break the law?
Or solve the problem... for good?
The body in Lauren James's back garden belongs to her ex-boyfriend, Ritchie. DI Gardner thinks it's an open-and-shut case. But he reckoned without the interference of Lauren's father, local businessman and aspiring politician Walter James. And he couldn't know about the secrets that everyone involved wants to hide.
When a murder touches so many lives, not even the cops are immune from the consequences. In the end you must decide what you can live with: a loving lie or the deadly truth?
The strength of the characters maintain the story's pace...we shall hear much more of Ms Muddiman - Daily Mail
Captivating and fast-paced, GONE has a riveting storyline and gritty characters in a super-twisty plot. - Mel Sherratt
Rebecca Muddiman is from Redcar and has lived there all her life except for time working in Holland where she lived on a canal boat, and in London, where she lived six feet away from Brixton prison. She has a very boring day job, a degree in Film and Media and an MA in Creative Writing. In 2010 she won a Northern Writers' Time to Write Award and the Northern Crime Competition in 2012. She is the author of two previous novels: STOLEN and GONE. She lives with her boyfriend, Stephen, and dog, Cotton, in a semi-detached house which they have christened 'Murder Cottage'.