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The shut eye

by Bauer, Belinda, 1962-

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 8 copies
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Belinda Bauer is a phenomenal voice in British crime fiction, whose work has garnered rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic. The Shut Eye is a spine-tingling, edge-of-your-seat thriller about a woman who gets involved with a psychic who may be able to find her missing son.

Five footprints are the only sign that four-year-old Daniel Buck was ever here. And now they are all his mother has left. Every day, Anna Buck guards the little prints in the cement. Polishing them to a shine. Keeping them safe. Spiraling towards insanity.

Anna is desperate for hope, which she's not getting from the police, or her husband James. So when a woman tells her she's found a true psychic, a "shut eye," she grasps at it. Maybe he can tell her what happened to her son. But when she meets the psychic, what she gets is not at all what she suspected.

Matching breathtaking suspense with a keen exploration of skepticism in the face of the unexplainable, The Shut Eye is a riveting read from one of our finest crime writers.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Bauer writes intense psychological thrillers that move on the backs of her fascinating characters, and her latest is no exception. Latham is the shut eye, a psychic who is summoned in desperation to aid in the case of a missing 12-year-old girl. Detective Chief Inspector Marvel, a cold, single-minded investigator, insists on keeping the girl's year-old case open, even though he also has a murder to work on except his superior would rather Marvel find a missing dog. Meanwhile, another child is missing: four-year-old Daniel wandered off and the only evidence is a set of Daniel's footprints through wet concrete that gradually disappear. His distraught mother, Anna, starts getting visions, which could connect all these cases. Bauer is a strong voice in crime fiction who has won awards in the UK; this could be the book to find her a wider audience in the U.S.--Alesi, Stacy Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Det. Chief Insp. John Marvel, the misanthropic policeman in this intricate, surprise-filled crime novel from British author Bauer (Blacklands), can "see the bad in anyone." Marvel is still obsessed by his failure to solve the case of Edie Evans, a preteen who vanished on her way to school a year earlier. The inspector is drawn into another mystery when he crosses paths with Anna Buck, whose four-year-old son, Daniel, disappeared right in front of their home after her husband negligently left the front door open. The last tangible evidence of her child is footprints Daniel left in a newly laid patch of cement, which she dutifully cleans every day. Anna's despair leads her to a psychic, who happens to have been the same person Marvel turned to at one point in the Evans case. The solution is fairly clued, but it's Bauer's talent at making the characters' emotional lives (especially Anna's) palpable that makes this a standout. Agent: Jane Gregory, Gregory & Company (U.K.). (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Missing children -- Fiction.
Psychics -- Fiction.
Mothers -- Fiction.
England -- Fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Detective and mystery fiction.
Publisher New York :2016
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 292 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780802124852
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