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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Avon (16 Jan. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007525575
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007525577
  • Product Dimensions: 16.6 x 2.7 x 20.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (201 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 90,986 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Luca Veste is a writer of Italian and Scouse heritage, married with two young daughters, and one of nine children. He is currently studying psychology and criminology at University in Liverpool.

His debut novel - DEAD GONE - was released by Avon/HarperCollins in December 2013/January 2014. Part psychological thriller, part police procedural, it introduces the detective pairing of DI David Murphy and DS Laura Rossi. The second in the series - THE DYING PLACE - was released for ebook in October 2014, with the paperback following in December.

"A darkly impressive first novel, disturbing and intelligent." The 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

"Tense and darkly playful." Chris Ewan

"Fresh...original." Mel Sherratt

"Original and terrifying." Stav Sherez

He 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.

A former civil servant, actor, singer and guitarist (although he still picks it up now and again), he now divides his time between home life, Uni work and writing.

He can be found at www.lucaveste.com and on twitter @LucaVeste



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

“A darkly impressive first novel, disturbing and intelligent.” The Times

"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.” Chris Ewan

‘Chilling, unpredictable and compulsive, this is a thrill a page rip-roaring read – Luca Veste: a welcome new name to look out for.’ lovereading.co.uk

About the Author

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 in Liverpool.

He is the editor of the Spinetingler Award nominated charity anthology series 'Off The Record’, which raises money for children’s literacy 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.


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By maggie on 22 Feb. 2015
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Read this on holiday which was good because I could not put it down. Really gripping. You should try it and I want the next one.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Susan on 4 Jan. 2015
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Well written and up there with the best of crime thrillers I thoroughly enjoyed this book and can't wait to read the next book
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By mick foster on 4 Mar. 2015
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I read the second book first for some reason so I knew what to expect and wasn't disappointed great read good plot kept me gripped from start to finish set in liverpool believable cops for once recommended
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29 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Raven TOP 500 REVIEWER on 7 Dec. 2013
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With a solid recommendation from Mark Billingham resplendent on the jacket, I can only echo his words as Veste being a writer to watch, as this debut kept me hooked throughout and I loved the way Veste so neatly draws on his Liverpudlian and Italian roots, both in terms of the setting of the book and in the characterisation of his protagonists. With an assured touch, the reader is quickly immersed in a tautly plotted and psychologically dark tale of missing girls and a slippery killer that plumbs the depths of the psychotic mind, against the backdrop of academia. In much the same way as David Mark depicts Hull and Craig Robertson, Glasgow, Veste presents the reader with a vivid portrait of Liverpool- both good and bad- with the affections and frustrations of his home town presented in equal measure through the eyes and natural humour of his police characters, DI David Murphy and the feisty DS Laura Rossi. I think it's worth saying at this point, that they make one hell of a team, and I found both characters extremely believable and loved the interplay between them- a partnership that has the propensity to run and run in future investigations I hope. A great debut- more please!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By mrs samantha lewis on 24 Jan. 2015
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Bought both books together can't wait to read next one.the characters are endearing and plot twisting didn't guess right . Excellent debut carry on writing Luca
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By scorpio2647 on 21 Feb. 2015
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Really enjoyed the book it kept guessing to the very end,. This is a great debut novel and would definitely recommend.
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Yorkshire Rose on 2 Feb. 2014
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I was desperate to read this book as it had been recommended to me back in December and as it's based in Liverpool, my second favourite city in England, started it with relish.

The plot doesn't need to be gone over as this has been covered many times by other reviewers except to say that there the disappearance of Jemma Barnes at the start of the book had me hooked and was terrifying in the extreme. A female body is found soon after her kidnapping (albeit her family think Jemma has just up and left, as she has done a few times in the past, and have no idea of the terror she is experiencing or danger she is in) but this turns out to someone else and from a note found on the body this one is is 'Experiment Three'. The scary stuff starts there as we have no idea who or what experiments One and Two are.

The hero is one DI David Murphy (known as Murphy) and his DS, Laura Rossi. At this point I have to say I could never take to Murphy who is battling with his own demons from the past year and misses lots of vital clues especially in the early days, ie I thought they would immediately start investigating the previous two experiments, and Murphy comes across as being not really with it, in my opinion. Rossi seems to be more on the ball and I really took to her from the outset; she's a really good DS and I did feel at times that she should be leading the investigation.

Murphy spends more time involved in his own private hell, his parents having been murdered a year before at the same time as the breakdown of his marriage to Sarah.Also a case had gone dramatically wrong and he's trying to prove himself to his DCI that he is ready for his first murder investigation since then.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By angela fitzgerald on 24 Mar. 2015
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Another book by this author I couldn't put down! Bit confused with dates at the beginning but great book ,a must read.loved it.thanks Luca!
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