The gripping top ten Sunday Times bestselling thriller from Jeffery Deaver – featuring enigmatic investigator Colter Shaw
Say goodbye to your problems
In pursuit of two armed fugitives in the wilderness of Washington State, unique investigator Colter Shaw witnesses a shocking suicide. This leads him to the Foundation – a cult that promises to transform people’s lives. But is there more to it than meets the eye?
Say goodbye to your freedom
Shaw goes undercover to expose the Foundation’s real purpose. Before long he meets the charismatic leader Master Eli, a man who commands terrifying loyalty from his followers.
Say goodbye to your life
Something truly dark is going on beneath the surface of the idyllic community. And as Shaw peels back the layers of truth, he begins to see there is only one way to escape the Foundation … and the price for that freedom might well be your very life.
“[An] outstanding sequel to 2019’s The Never Game…Deaver balances suspense and plausibility perfectly…This is a perfect jumping-on point for readers new to one of today’s top contemporary thrillers writers.” – Publishers Weekly!
A Sunday Times #3 paperback bestseller w/e 4th April
“Gripping and ingenious tale of greed and deception in the American wilderness” The Times Thriller of the Month
“[An] outstanding sequel to 2019’s The Never Game…Deaver balances suspense and plausibility perfectly…This is a perfect jumping-on point for readers new to one of today’s top contemporary thrillers writers.” Publishers Weekly
“Deaver’s reputation as a master of the corkscrewing plot is well earned… Colter Shaw seems certain to become an enduring series lead.” Booklist
Praise for The Never Game:
‘The Never Game is the very definition of a page-turner’ Ian Rankin
‘Terrific writing, vivid and raw, Deaver grips from the very first line and never lets up. He is, hands-down, one of the finest thriller writers of our time’ Peter James
‘Deaver is a masterful storyteller and he’s on top form with The Never Game’ Daily Express
‘As always, Deaver gets you in his stealthy grip on page one, and then takes you on a wild and inventive ride …
this time with new star character Colter Shaw. No one in the world does this kind of thing better than Deaver’ Lee Child
‘Masterful storytelling — The Never Game is Deaver’s most riveting, most twisty, most unputdownable novel yet’ Karin Slaughter
‘Lightning-fast and loaded with twists, The Never Game is a thrill a minute from one of the best. Don’t miss it’ Harlan Coben
‘Jeffery Deaver scores yet again with a fascinating new detective, Colter Shaw, and a plot as full of thrills and twists and turns as you would expect from him. With The Never Game you know you are in the hands of a master. But be warned—don’t start this too late in the evening because sleep would be an annoying interruption once you’ve started reading!’ Peter Robinson
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
We’re dropped into the action from the very first page of The Goodbye Man, and bestselling novelist Jeffery Deaver doesn’t let us off the hook from there. Introduced in The Never Game, mercenary Colter Shaw sets out to untangle a worrying string of hate crimes while digging into his own past at the same time. As usual with Deaver, deft research and character work are seamlessly folded into the mounting suspense, and the withering narrative asides are every bit as satisfying as the wiry dialogue. This is a hard-bitten thriller with both a heart and a moral compass.
Bestseller Deaver's outstanding sequel to 2019's The Never Game takes professional reward seeker Colter Shaw to Washington State in pursuit of the bounty offered for information leading to the apprehension of Adam Harper and Erick Young, who are accused of first burning a cross on a church lawn and then shooting two people. Shaw's superior tracking skills enable him to locate Harper and Young, but the encounter ends with a disturbing suicide. Shaw's pursuit of the reason for the suicide leads him to the Osiris Foundation, a shadowy organization that promises those who attend its three-week course "a happy and contented life." The investigator's suspicions about Osiris increase after he discovers that a reporter who'd mentioned it in an article about cults was murdered, supposedly by a hold-up man who was subsequently shot to death by the police. Deaver balances suspense and plausibility perfectly as he depicts Shaw's efforts to infiltrate Osiris and learn the truth. This is a perfect jumping-on point for readers new to one of today's top contemporary thriller writers. Author tour.