Monday 18 July marks the beginning of the He’s Gone blog tour. Over the next three weeks, our guest bloggers will be sharing their thoughts and opinions of He’s Gone. We’ll also be sharing some extracts and teasers from the novel, a chance to win an advance copy of the book and much more!
“Why were you speaking at the press conference? Now, rather than thinking about Benjamin, everyone will be focusing on you and your deviance.”
When Detective Inspector Roger Bailley returns to work as Robyn, all she wants is to get on with the job she loves. But when toddler Ben Chivers is snatched from a shopping centre on Robyn’s first day, she has to find Ben – and herself – as she deals with the reactions of her police colleagues, the media and her own daughter.
How do you find a missing child when his mother doesn’t believe you have the right to exist?
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Praise for He’s Gone
He’s Gone is an ambitious and gripping novel. Lifting the police procedural into new realms, Alex Clare has created a contemporary and relevant heroine in DI Robyn Bailley. Psychologically astute, Clare writes with sensitivity and wit at the same time as confidently revealing a taut and engrossing mystery.
Alice Clark-Platts, author of Bitter Fruits
He’s Gone is a very accomplished debut. Alex Clare has tackled a powerful subject and has managed to skilfully weave it into a gripping mystery that kept me turning the pages well into the night.
Heidi Perks, author of Beneath the Surface
He’s Gone, Alex Clare’s debut crime novel, examines the challenges of gender dysphoria in an enlightened way, showing the difficulties for the transgender community through a protagonist under scrutiny and coming to terms with her new identity. This is a cracking good read set in a contemporary fictional town in Kent.
David Caddy, Tears in the Fence
Classic crime fiction with a compelling, complex and brilliantly conceived central character. Robyn Bailley is a wonderful creation and Alex Clare is an exciting new talent.
Sheila Bugler, author of the Ellen Kelly crime series