Author(s): Mick Herron
In Mick Herron's Nobody Walks, Tom Bettany is working at a meat processing plant in France when he gets a voicemail from an Englishwoman he doesn't know telling him that his estranged 26-year-old son in London is dead. Maybe it's the guilt he feels about losing touch with Liam that's gnawing at him, or maybe he's actually put his finger on a labyrinthine plot, but either way he'll get to the bottom of the tragedy, no matter whose feathers he has to ruffle. He might have thought he'd left it all behind when he first skipped town, but nobody ever really walks away.
Praise for "Nobody Walks" 2015 Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award ShortlistOne of "Booklist"'s"101 Best Crime Novels of the Last Decade" "Fast-moving and deeply cynical, yet thoroughly heartfelt, this is a first-rate modern thriller."" Daily Mail ""Blackly comic."" The Sunday Times" "English author Mick Herron writes thrillers that are smart in the places that count. Smart prose, smart plotting."" Toronto Star""Enough suspense and action to keep thriller fans happy but it also has a strong psychological component. The final revelation in this story will it will knock you backwards."" Daily Star" "[Herron] writes with uncommon grace about a man who has no illusions." Reviewing the Evidence "[A] beautiful, bleak novel." Criminal Element "[A] complex character-driven thriller." Stop! You're Killing Me "Tough and melancholy a story of remorse and revenge that asks if it is ever too late for a man to make up the lost years." Life Is Story "This isa more human story a tragedy, actually and Bettanyis given no easy ride." Crime Fiction Lover "Smartly written with biting British wit." Fresh Fiction "[A] superb thriller . . . Herron may be the most literate, and slyest, thriller writer in English today."" Publishers Weekly," STARRED Review "Herron s remarkable novel has enough suspense, action, and deductive dazzlement to keep genre fans happy. But be warned: these are deep waters, and this is not nodding-off, night-table reading." "Booklist," Starred Review "Herron strips his revenge story to the bone, paring away unnecessary characters, episodes, speeches and gestures to produce a violent little elegy that grows both more clever and more sour as it hurtles along."" Kirkus Reviews" "The Brits seem to have a lock on clapped-out intelligence agents, and this savvy literary stand-alone by the author of the 2013 Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger winning "Dead Lions" is an affectionate nod to the likes of John le Carre." " Library Journal" Praise for DEAD LIONS WINNER OF THE 2013 CWA GOLD DAGGER FOR BEST CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEARA BBC FRONT ROW BEST CRIME NOVEL OF 2013A "TIMES "CRIME AND THRILLER BOOK OF THE YEARA"SUNDAYTIMES"TOP 50CRIME AND THRILLER BOOK OF THE PAST 5 YEARS Smart, sharp British wit at its finest. A uniquely brilliant take on the British spy novel. Cara Black, " New York Times" bestselling author of "Murder Below Montparnasse" Funny, clever . . . Genuinely thrilling. The novel is equally noteworthy for its often lyrical prose. "Publishers Weekly," Starred Review Delightful . . . with a dry humor reminiscent of Greene and Waugh. "Sunday Times," Best Thrillers and Crime Novels of the Past 5 Years A great romp. " "Jeff Park, BBC Front Row Clever and funny. "" "The Times" Herron delivers unbeatable entertainment for thriller fans. "Library Journal," Starred Review [A] wickedly clever send-up of the classic British spy novel. Crime Writers' Association If you like your suspense novels told with a smart dash of wit and sarcasm, filled with lots of twists and turns, Herron's your man. Shelf Awareness "From the Hardcover edition.""
Mick Herronwas born in Newcastle and has a degree in English from Balliol College, Oxford. He is the author of two books in the Slough House series, "Slow Horses"and"Dead Lions," as well as the standalone thriller"Nobody Walks, "and the novella"The List." His work has been nominated for the Macavity, Barry, and Shamus Awards, and he has won the CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel. He lives in Oxford and works in London. "From the Hardcover edition.""