Thursday, November 07, 2013
Advanced Praise for Karen Perry’s
THE BOY THAT NEVER WAS - Penguin UK - March 2014
“Impossible to put down. This pulse pounding thriller is bristling with suspense—a fantastic debut.”—John Hart
"A truly remarkable novel. THE BOY THAT NEVER WAS is a pitch-perfect balance of driving plot and honest, complex human emotion. Written in a captivating, lyrical style and brilliantly structured, the story grips your heart from the first pages and simply never lets go."
--Jeffery Deaver, Best-selling author of The Bone Collector
THE BOY THAT NEVER WAS is that powerful thing, a beautifully written mystery driven by its exploration of the characters' innermost hearts - of the inexorable ripples that loss sends out, and the terrible damage people can do to those they love most. Both as a crime novel and as an emotional journey, it's gripping stuff.'
-- Tana French, Best-selling author of Broken Harbour
THE BOY THAT NEVER WAS kicks off with a gut punch of every parents' worst fear and never lets up. Part thriller, part introspective emotional novel, the book dives into what it feels like to survive the unthinkable, and then -- what if -- you could get it all back. No really good guys or bad guys here, just emotionally wounded people struggling to hang on. Highly original and highly entertaining
-- Ace Atkins, New York Times Bestselling author of The Broken Places
“Accomplished…A dark mystery about unimaginable loss and irrevocable choices…Perry delivers an intriguingly emotional and unconventional debut.”—Kirkus
“Smart…Deceit, infidelity, and surprising twists make this a satisfying debut.”—Publishers Weekly
“Deliciously taut…the haunting, sometimes vague flashbacks to Tangiers create a sense of alluring, exotic danger. Readers drawn to the intense emotion and zero-sum conflict of Andre Dubus III’s House of Sand and Fog (1999) will love this one, as will those captivated by the missing-person intrigues in Laura Lippman’s What the Dead Know (2007) and Lisa Scottoline’s Look Again (2009).”—Booklist, Starred Review