Friday, 17 January 2014

Dead Gone
Luca Veste

ISBN: 978-0-00-752557-7
Published 16 January 2014
 Paperback Original

ISBN: 978-0-00-752555-3
Published 5 December 2013
 Electronic Book text

He doesn’t just want their bodies, he wants their minds...
A serial killer is stalking the streets of Liverpool, gruesomely murdering victims as part of a series of infamous unethical and deadly psychological experiments.

When it becomes apparent that each victim has ties to the City of Liverpool University, DI David Murphy and DS Laura Rossi realise they're chasing a killer unlike any they've hunted before – one who doesn’t just want their bodies, but wants their minds.

With a series of psychological twists, Dead Gone will chill readers to the bone, and keep them guessing until the very end.

Utterly gripping and perfect for fans of Stuart MacBride and Mark Billingham, Luca Veste has succeeded in weaving a darkly sinister world within the streets and educational institutions of his hometown.

“The young girl you have found isn’t the first experiment I’ve carried out. She won’t be the last.”

 Praise for Luca Veste:

"A chilling début from a writer to watch…"
Mark Billingham

"Gripping, unpredictable, genuinely shocking and impossible to put down, Dead Gone is a remarkable début."
 Steve Mosby
“Tense and darkly playful, Dead Gone is a cleverly constructed début thriller that explores the twisted potential for psychological experimentation. Murphy and Rossi are a fresh and intriguing detective partnership and Luca Veste casts a fascinating new light on the Scouse sensibility.”
Chris Ewan

More information on Luca Veste

Luca Veste is a writer of Italian and Scouse heritage, currently living on the wrong side of the River Mersey. He is married with two young daughters, and is himself one of nine children.
He is currently a mature student, studying Psychology and Criminology at the University of Liverpool.
Luca is the editor of the Spinetingler Award nominated charity anthology series ‘Off the Record,’ which raises money for children’s literary charities. He also has short stories in numerous publications.
A former civil servant, actor and musician, he now divides his time between home life, university work and writing.

For further information please contact the Avon publicity team at LightBrigade PR: 
Nic Forster – / 020 7148 0684
Alexandra Crisp – 020 7148 7222


She hadn't been afraid of the dark.
Not before.
Not before it entered her life without her knowing, enveloping her like a second skin, becoming a part of her.
She hadn’t been claustrophobic, petrified the walls were closing in around her. Crushed to death without knowing they'd even moved. Not scared of things that crawled around her toes. Wasn't afraid to sit alone in a darkened room and wonder if something was touching her face, or if it was just her imagination.
Nope. She wasn't scared before.
She was now.
It took time to become afraid of those things, and time was all she had, stretching out in front of her without end. 

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