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Luca Veste
Luca Veste is a writer of Italian and Liverpudlian heritage, married with two young daughters, and one of nine children. He studied psychology and criminology at university in Liverpool. He is the author of the Murphy and Rossi series, which includes DEAD GONE, THE DYING PLACE, BLOODSTREAM, and... show more



Luca Veste is a writer of Italian and Liverpudlian heritage, married with two young daughters, and one of nine children. He studied psychology and criminology at university in Liverpool. He is the author of the Murphy and Rossi series, which includes DEAD GONE, THE DYING PLACE, BLOODSTREAM, and THEN SHE WAS GONE. Part psychological thriller, part police procedural, his books follow the detective pairing of DI David Murphy and DS Laura Rossi. The novels are set in Liverpool, bringing the city to life in a dark and terrifying manner...with just a splash of Scouse humour."Astringent and artfully constructed." The Financial Times "A darkly impressive novel... disturbing and intelligent." The Times"Page-turner." Sunday Times "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"A twisty, psychological crime debut in a gritty setting: a new favourite for police procedural lovers" Clare Mackintosh"Tense and darkly playful." Chris Ewan"A major new talent on the crime scene." Eva Dolan"Fresh...original." Mel Sherratt"Original and terrifying." Stav SherezHe is also the editor of the Spinetingler Award nominated charity anthology 'Off The Record', and co-editor of 'True Brit Grit', also an anthology of short stories for charity.He is a former civil servant, actor, singer and guitarist (although he still picks it up now and again), and now a full-time writer.He can be found at www.lucaveste.com and on twitter @LucaVeste

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Irresponsible Reader
Irresponsible Reader rated it 6 years ago
One, two, Freddy's coming for youThree, four, better lock your doorFive, six, grab your crucifixSeven, eight, gonna stay up lateNine, ten, never sleep again (that's not from this book, it's from The Nightmare on Elm Street movies -- but you're so clever, you probably didn't need me to say that) I'...
Irresponsible Reader
Irresponsible Reader rated it 6 years ago
this is for the text version of the book, BookLikes won't let me add the non-audio edition for some reason... You can't choose the last words you ever say to your child -- and that's what they are, no matter what age -- as they leave the house. Off to school, off out with friends. Off to work, o...
Irresponsible Reader
Irresponsible Reader rated it 7 years ago
They say you get used to it. One victim becomes another. An endless array of body parts lit up, wounds, scars blood. If you deal with death all the time, you develop a gallows humour, dark jokes passed around. Murphy knew differently. When it was bad as this, there was no levity to be found. You got...
debbiekrenzer
debbiekrenzer rated it 7 years ago
This debut author is definitely using a new kind of serial killer in that he is using different techniques and experiments in which to kill his victims. It's something that I've never read before and definitely different. I found myself intrigued, mesmerized and I just could not put the book down. I...
Steph's Books
Steph's Books rated it 9 years ago
I have had Dead Gone sat on my bookshelf for a while now and after seeing so many good reviews for the follow up I decided I needed to read it as soon as possible. It doesn't disappoint. Being set in one of my favourite cities in the UK, Liverpool, was a definite plus point. I always enjoy reading b...
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