Author(s): Belinda Bauer
"Bauer's great gift is her ability to surprise the reader". (Sunday Telegraph). Five footprints are the only sign that Daniel Buck was ever here. And now they are all his mother has left. Every day, Anna Buck guards the little prints in the cement. Polishing them to a shine. Keeping them safe. Spiralling towards insanity. When a psychic offers hope, Anna grasps it. Who wouldn't? Maybe he can tell her what happened to her son...But is this man what he claims to be? Is he a visionary? A shut eye? Or a cruel fake, preying on the vulnerable? Or is he something far, far worse?
Five footprints are the only sign that Daniel Buck was ever here. The Shut Eye is the astonishing new crime novel from Belinda Bauer, twice winner of Crime Novelist of the Year.
"Bauer's great gift is her ability to surprise the reader ... She makes you think a bit differently about the world" Daily Telegraph "Belinda Bauer's thrillers are always compelling, always original, always brilliant. I will rush to read anything she writes" MARK BILLINGHAM "Bauer writes so beautifully, plots so cleverly and exhibits a razor-sharp understanding of people and places" Literary Review "A new Belinda Bauer always goes straight to the top of my to-be-read pile. She's the most interesting crime writer in England today" VAL MCDERMID "The true heir to the great Ruth Rendell" Mail on Sunday
Belinda Bauer grew up in England and South Africa and now lives in Wales. She worked as a journalist and a screenwriter before finally writing a book to appease her nagging mother. With her debut, Blacklands, Belinda was awarded the CWA Gold Dagger for Crime Novel of the Year. She went on to win the CWA Dagger in the Library for her body of work in 2013. Her fourth novel Rubbernecker was voted 2014 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. Her books have been translated into 21 languages.