From the award-winning, million-selling author of Black Widow comes a twist-filled story of secrets and lies.
What if your deepest secret was revealed?
Sam Morpeth is growing up way too fast, left to fend for a younger sister when their mother goes to prison and watching her dreams of university evaporate. But Sam learns what it is to be truly powerless when a stranger begins to blackmail her.
Who would you turn to?
Meanwhile, reporter Jack Parlabane has finally got his career back on track, but his success has left him indebted to a volatile, criminal source. Now that debt is being called in, and it could cost him everything.
What would you be capable of?
Thrown together by a vindictive and mysterious mutual enemy, Sam and Jack are about to discover they might be each other's only hope.
Chris Brookmyre was a journalist before becoming a full-time novelist with the publication of his award-winning debut Quite Ugly One Morning, which established him as one of Britain's leading crime authors. His Jack Parlabane novels have sold more than one million copies in the UK alone, and Black Widow won both the McIlvanney Prize and the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year award.
A thriller combining its author's storytelling verve with a bravura display of technical know-how. (Thriller of the Month) — Sunday Times
Chris Brookmyre has scaled new heights of invention. — TLS
One of the most ingenious thrillers I've read in a long time. — Washington Post
Want You Gone is vintage Brookmyre - equal parts adrenaline and empathy, a plot that opens out like a Japanese flower dropped in hot water, and characters so real you want to reach through the page and save them. — Diana Gabaldon
A sharp and funny writer — Carl Hiaasen
Entertaining... nothing is allowed to sap the pace of the action. — Scotsman
This book's a rush. — Peterborough Telegraph
[A] fast-paced, action-packed, twisty thriller . . . expect tension, suspense, impeccable plotting and scary possibilities. — Choice
The most compelling thriller I've read all year — John Gilstrap
Pure literary dynamite — Lorenzo Carcaterra, author of Sleepers and The Wolf
Brookmyre is a master of creating tension... I was up all night reading this book. — Mystery Scene
It storms along with revelations aplenty. Brookmyre takes all the plot strands and twists them one way then the other. — Crime Fiction Lover
Pacey, gripping, absorbing, enthralling and all the other superlatives you can throw its way, Chris Brookmyre's Want You Gone is an absolute treat from beginning to end. — Chris High