DCI Serena Flanagan is forced to confront a disturbing case from her past- the murder conviction of a 12-year-old-boy who has just been released from prison
Stuart Neville's first novel, The Twelve, was one of
the most critically acclaimed crime debuts of recent years, winning
the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for best thriller.
Collusion, Stolen Souls, Ratlines (shortlisted
for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger), The Final Silence and
Those We Left Behind (a Richard and Judy Book Club choice)
have garnered widespread praise, confirming his position as one of
the most exciting crime authors writing today.
"Deeply chilling, but full of tenderness...utterly compelling...
The best book yet from a hugely talented writer" * Sunday Mirror
"Those We Left Behind is a great, brawling ache of a novel. Filled with both prickling suspense and fiercely wrought emotion, it's a tale of the burdens of family and the weight of the past. And at its center, holding it all together, is DCI Serena Flanagan, the bruised and compassionate hero for whom we've all been waiting" -- Megan Abbott
"Superb" -- Marcel Berlins * The Times *
"In the world of modern crime fiction, Stuart Neville is a supernova. I buy his books the day they're released because I can't wait to see where he takes me next. And I'm never disappointed" -- Dennis Lehane
"Death stalks the pages of Those We Left Behind, and its shadow is dark and menacing. Neville is a compassionate and skilled writer, however, and as we reach the last page of the book, a tiny flickering flame of redemption burns in the night" * crimefictionlover.com *
"Just read this book. And whilst it keeps you in fear and suspense - appreciate how beautifully it is written" * eurocrime.co.uk *
"Don't be left behind - read this book, enjoy and prepare for more books involving the flawed, chaotic, saddened and very interesting Serena Flanagan" * shotsmag.co.uk *
"Neville's track record is proven, with testimonials from the likes of Lee Child and Val McDermid. Those We Left Behind speaks of the heart-rending choices facing Flanagan and the Devines, and their tortured journeys as they seek a purpose to their lives, battling to keep their heads above water. To find out who sinks or swims, seek out a copy of this gripping tale" * Herald *
"A searing, deeply affecting psychological thriller. Neville demonstrates once again that he's a literary force to be reckoned with" * Publishers Weekly (starred review) *
"If crime connoisseurs take only one book to the beach this summer they should make sure it is Those We Left Behind" -- Myles McWeeney * Irish Independent *
"A frighteningly real story powered by its psychological insight. DCI Serena Flanagan is a compelling blend of toughness and warmth" -- Isabelle Grey, author of The Bad Mother