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The Third Person

Steve Mosby

5 Reviews

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New Blood, Fiction, Crime & mystery

The superb, genre-bending novel from the brilliant Steve Mosby - full of plot twists and terrifying shocks...

'Steve Mosby has become one of a handful of writers who make me excited about crime fiction' Val McDermid

'Mosby has become renowned for thrillers that reach into dark places where most British crime writers are afraid to go' Sunday Express

'This isn't some kind of 'Dear John' letter. I'm coming back again'. But Amy Sinclair didn't come back. That note on the kitchen table was the last that her boyfriend, Jason, heard of her. At first, he let her have her space but as the weeks turned to months the worries had set in... and eventually he went after her.

What he found appalled him. It seems that Amy had had a secret life on the internet and had met some people she shouldn't have. And one of them took her. Now Jason sits at home and cruises the same horrific websites that she once walked through to find her kidnapper.

But when he lays a trap for a monster he meets in a chat-room he gets more than he bargained for. He finds that nothing in this story is as it seems, and that the clues lie in the mistakes of his own past...

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Praise for The Third Person

  • The most extraordinary first novel I've read for a while ... I won't waste time trying to give you an outline of this indescribable near future satire, detective story and psychological horror. I'll just say that writing of this quality and orginality doesn't come along very often. - Mat Coward

  • A thrilling good read.Adult in tone and content, it deals with lost love, the darker corners of the unmonitored web, the journey into despair of a man seking answers and the latent power of the written word ... a unique psychological read - Impact Magazine

  • Mosby has packed a complex, sometimes bewildering plot with brilliant ideas. His book is fiercely orginal, truly intriguing. This is speculative fiction at its reckless best. - LITERARY REVIEW

  • A cracking futuristic thriller - IRISH EXAMINER

  • He writes like the very best American thriller writers - with great focus, excellent plot ideas and a real feeling for exposing violence and cruelty ... descriptive passages that enthral and enlighten ... Cancel all other engagements for the day - GUARDIAN

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Steve Mosby

Steve Mosby lives and works in Leeds. His novels have been translated widely and longlisted for the Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year Award. He is also a winner of the CWA Dagger in the Library. Find out more at:

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