Behind Dead Eyes

  • by Howard Linskey
  • Narrated by Kieran Bew
  • 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Behind Dead Eyes by Howard Linskey, read by Kieran Bew.
A Mystery Victim
A corpse is found, its identity extinguished in the most shocking manner imaginable. Detective Ian Bradshaw can't catch the killer if no one can ID the victim. Out there, somewhere, a missing young woman may hold the answers.
A Secret Web
Journalist Helen Norton is about to uncover a massive criminal conspiracy. She just needs the final piece of the puzzle. Soon she will learn the price of the truth.
An 'Innocent' Killer
True-crime writer Tom Carney receives letters from a convicted murderer who insists he is innocent. His argument is persuasive - but psychopaths are often said to be charming....
What is the dark thread running through these crimes?


What the Critics Say

Praise for Howard Linskey: "One of the best new writers around. This is a must-read series." (Mark Billingham)
"Linskey has taken a sharp swerve towards the big time.... He has elevated his writing to a level of complexity and humanity seldom approached by British writers previously. A new name on our criminal horizon." (Maxim Jakubowski)
"This is lacerating fare that makes most current crime fiction look like thin gruel." (Financial Times)
"Brilliant.... This is first class stuff, an unstoppable tale, a real page-turner not to be missed." (Sarah Broadhurst)
"Linskey delivers a flawless feel for time and place, mixed with unrelenting pace." [The Times (Top Five Thrillers of the Year)]
"Immensely satisfying, utterly compelling. Prepare to add another name to your must-read list." (Eva Dolan)


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Behind Dead Eyes

If you could sum up Behind Dead Eyes in three words, what would they be?

Nothing's as it seems!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Helen, she's got a lot of b****! A good strong woman/ reporter!

What does Kieran Bew bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

As always, with a "good narrator" they bring the characters to life, without you even realizing it. They slide effortlessly back and forth from character to character and you're engrossed in the story, not thinking about how the narrator is doing a lousy on that character!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

I hate this ? I think "Behind Dead Eyes" is a great title. It caught my attention right away!!!!

Any additional comments?

Great beginning, three excellent plots intertwined within each other. Excellent characters! Ending a little weak!

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- Kindle Customer

Coppers and rogue journalists vs corrupt politicos

A riveting and complex procedural whodunit of an alliance of journalists and policemen unravelling crime in Northeast England. Very enjoyable.

The narration is quite good, except for extremely short pauses between sections.
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- Rollin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-19-2016
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House UK