Saturday 23 May 2020

#BlogTour The Goodbye Man by Jeffery Deaver

Today it's a pleasure to take part on the last day of the BlogTour The Goodbye man by Jeffery Deaver.
About the Author
Jeffery Deaver is the No.1 international bestselling author of more than thirty novels, three collections of short stories, and a nonfiction law book. His first novel featuring Lincoln Rhyme,The Bone Collector, was made into a major motion picture starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. He's received or been shortlisted for a number of awards around the world.

A former journalist, folksinger, and attorney, he was born outside of Chicago and has a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a law degree from Fordham University. You can visit his website at

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About the book
In pursuit of two young men accused of terrible hate crimes, Colter Shaw stumbles upon a clue to another mystery. In an effort to save the life of a young woman—and possibly others—he travels to the wilderness of Washington State to investigate a mysterious organization. Is it a community that consoles the bereaved? Or a dangerous cult under the sway of a captivating leader?

As he peels back the layers of truth, Shaw finds that some people will stop at nothing to keep their secrets hidden. All the while, Shaw must unravel an equally deadly enigma: locating and deciphering a message hidden by his father years ago, just before his death—a message that will have life-and-death consequences.

This is the second book in the Colter Shaw series and I am sure this character is destined to be a fan favourite. Colter is a man moulded by a father who wanted his children to be prepared for any eventuality, but not the sort of event you would expect someone to encounter. We are talking survivalist with an emphasis on being able to escape any situation and be able fight any opponent. Prepared for killers and catastrophes.

Colter puts those skills to good use when he is drawn into the world of a mysterious commune. He wants to find out how they are connected to the last case he was on. Something left him with a gut feeling that the community in the middle of the woods is something more than a sanctuary.

It's a thriller with a main character who sniffs out crime and injustice like a bloodhound.

We live in a world that panders to cults, because they are either linked to religious zealotry or so financially powerful that they can't be stopped in their tracks.They use their hierarchies, gaslighting and psychological manipulation to either completely brainwash their members or followers, or they bully them into submission. Fear is a strong control technique.

The majority of them have one thing in common - megalomaniacs at the top. Sexual deviancy, abuse and money is a common factor.I include TV evangelists in that category, they are nothing but con artists with swift lips.

What Deaver portrays really well is the way Colton reveals part of his true feelings, whilst trying to stay undercover. The victims are often more vulnerable if they have experienced past trauma.

It's a fascinating read, despite the fact it is more of a thriller. The minutiae of Colton evaluating his surroundings, calculating his chances and the way the author presents a scene and then goes back and gives us the same scene from a different angle, is excellent. Deaver is a true craftsman when it comes to writing.

Buy The Goodbye Man at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publisher: HarperCollins: pub date 14th May 2020 | HB | £16.99. Buy at Amazon com. Buy at Waterstones.

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