We are delighted to welcome back Robert Goddard to Sherborne. Robert will be talking about his new book Panic Room £18.99 followed by a signing. The event will in the shop, tickets £2 which will include a glass of wine.
Book Review. This contemporary suspense novel is Robert Goddard at his nerve-shredding best. A sliver of a mystery kicks off a juggernaut of a thriller. Layers of secrets, half truths and lies must be peeled back to reveal what really lies within. Sometimes the danger is on the inside... High on a Cornish cliff sits a vast uninhabited mansion. Uninhabited except for Blake, a young woman of dubious background, secretive and alone, currently acting as a house-sitter. The house has a panic room. Cunningly concealed, steel lined, impregnable – and apparently closed from within. Even Blake doesn’t know it’s there. She’s too busy being on the run from life, from a story she thinks she’s escaped. But her remote existence is going to be invaded when people come looking for the house’s owner, missing rogue pharma entrepreneur, Jack Harkness. Suddenly the whole world wants to know where his money has gone. Soon people are going to come knocking on the door, people with motives and secrets of their own, who will be asking Blake the sort of questions she can’t – or won’t – want to answer. What the critics say about Robert Goddard: ‘Robert Goddard remains one of the most imaginative novelists this country has produced – a specialist in forging narratives of complete command and power.’ Barry Forshaw, Brit Noir ‘If you like plenty of twists in the tale and sensational plot lines, then you’re probably already a fan of Robert Goddard.’ Daily Express ‘Fuses history with crime, guilty consciences and human fallibility in a way that makes his books an intelligent escapist delight.’ The Times