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The Shut Eye is the astonishing new crime novel from Belinda Bauer, twice winner of Crime Novelist of the Year.
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. In 2018 her eighth novel, Snap, was longlisted for the Man Booker prize. Her books have been translated into 21 languages.
"The most polished crime writer on the murder beat ... Exhausting, exhilarating and damn scary" Daily Express "'Belinda Bauer is a marvel. Her novels are almost indecently gripping and enjoyable, and The Shut Eye is possibly her best yet" Sophie Hannah "One of the most individual of crime writers ... Bauer is streets ahead of most of her rivals" Independent "A twisty, fast-paced plot that kept me on tenterhooks" Woman & Home "An intricate plot, extremely moving in some places - Bauer's ability to get under the skins of her characters is second to none" Guardian