Harry Barnett is a middle-aged failure. Leading a shabby existence in the shadow of a past disgrace, he is reduced to caretaking a friend's villa on the island of Rhodes and working in a bar to earn his keep. Then a guest at the villa - a young woman he had instantly and innocently warmed to - disappears on a mountain peak. Under suspicion of her murder, Harry stumbles on a set of photographs taken in the weeks before her disappearance. Obsessed by the mystery that has changed his life and determined to clear his name, he begins to trace back the movements and encounters that led to the moment when she vanished into the blue. The trail leads him back to England, to a world he thought he had left for ever - and a past he has tried desperately to forget.
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A book that will push the edges of late night fatigue... had me utterly spellbound... cracking good entertainment - Washington Post
Impossible to put down... Totally compels you from the first page to the last... a wonderful storyteller - Yorkshire Post
A cracker, twisting, turning and exploding with real skill - Daily Mirror
Confirms his reputation as a spellbinding storyteller - Sunday Independent
Ultimate page-turner and late-night obsessive read - Rocky Mountain News
Goddard travels steadily, cleverly, inexorably from light to darkness. It's the storyteller as magician: we only see what he wants us to see, when he wants us to see it... had me utterly spellbound - Washington Post
Robert Goddard was born in Hampshire and read History at Cambridge. His first novel, Past Caring, was an instant bestseller. Since then his books have captivated readers worldwide with their edge-of-the-seat pace and their labyrinthine plotting. Into the Blue was winner of the first WHSmith Thumping Good Read Award and was dramatized for TV, starring John Thaw.