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The Never Game

(2019)
(The first book in the Colter Shaw series)
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No.1 international bestseller Jeffery Deaver returns with a stunning thriller – the first in an exciting series featuring enigmatic investigator Colter Shaw.

Escape or die trying…

Three people are kidnapped across California.

Sophie is locked inside a derelict warehouse.

Henry is abandoned in remote woodland.

Elizabeth is trapped inside a sinking ship.

They are alive, but don’t have much time to live…

Only one man can save them: unique investigator Colter Shaw. He’s an expert tracker with a forensic mind, but this will be a test even for him.

Because this killer isn’t following the rules; he’s changing them. One murder at a time…

‘No one in the world does this kind of thing better than Deaver’ Lee Child

Deaver’s most riveting, most twisty, most unputdownable novel yet’ Karin Slaughter

‘Deaver grips from the very first line and never lets up’ Peter James

‘The very definition of a page-turner’ Ian Rankin

‘Lightning-fast and loaded with twists’ Harlan Coben

‘With The Never Game you know you are in the hands of a master’ Peter Robinson

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Grabbing you from the first page, Jeffery Deaver crafts a devilish plot that unfolds with breakneck speed. An excellent start to a new series, Colter Shaw has comfortably nestled onto the bench with Lincoln Rhyme and Kathryn Dance - one of our best literary puppet-masters at the end of all their strings." - J D Barker

"Jeffery Deaver knows how to deliver exactly what a reader wants. He has a gift for place and character and, here, the tension ratchets up, page by page, as we follow the exploits of a new hero. Crisply plotted and fraught with danger." - Steve Berry

"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

"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

"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

"Jeffery Deaver is a one of our most exciting storytellers, and The Never Game pulls off the remarkable feat of intertwining a devilish plot with unforgettable characters, fascinating disquisitions with propulsive action, every element conspiring to make it almost impossible to not turn the page. I absolutely loved it." - Chris Pavone

"The Never Game is the very definition of a page-turner." - Ian Rankin

"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

"With a twisty plot, riveting characters, and relentless suspense, The Never Game fires on every single cylinder. Readers will delight in this compelling new character from one of the finest suspense writers in the field. I always look forward to the new Deaver, but this one tops them all." - Karin Slaughter


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