Into the Blue

Into the Blue

by Robert Goddard
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Into the Blue by Robert Goddard

Harry Barnett lives the life of an Englishman on permanent vacation in Greece, house-sitting for a powerful friend and hiding from a past disgrace. That is, until a guest at the villa disappears on a walking tour, and Harry is the number one suspect. While a Greek detective tries to trap him, and the British tabloids pillory him at home, Harry’s conscience is his worst enemy of all. What happened to young, beautiful Heather Mallender? Who took her—and why didn’t Harry realize that something was amiss?

Suddenly, a man steeped in failure has found a purpose, retracing the strange, twisting route that led to Heather’s vanishing. But the more he learns, the less he knows. Until Harry finds himself at the heart of a dangerous puzzle whose pieces are scattered everywhere: in the realm of British politics, in the beds of adulterous lovers, in the past, the present, and most of all, amid the secrets of a killer....

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385339193
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/31/2006
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 811,653
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

ROBERT GODDARD was born in Hampshire and read History at Cambridge. His first novel, Past Caring, was an instant bestseller. Since then his books have captivated readers worldwide with their edge-of-the-seat pace and their labyrinthine plotting. His first Harry Barnett novel, Into the Blue, was winner of the first WHSmith Thumping Good Read Award and was dramatized for TV, starring John Thaw.

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Into the Blue 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book soo much. I can't believe the twist and turns that come up.
PaqiPR More than 1 year ago
Goddard had me at the first chapter. I found Harry to be believable and his emotions reminiscent of my own. The twists and turns were great fun,and--unlike most mystery writers--he spelled out a list of clues for us to follow. There were conundrums and "aha moments," enough to satisfy and mystery reader. It was a very satisfying page-turner beginning to end.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Fifty-three years old Harry Barnett accompanies his much younger and obviously healthier guest visiting English schoolteacher Heather Mallender on a tour of the Greek Isle Rhodes where he has lived for about nine years as a housesitter. He stopped for a smoke and a second wind while she went on, but after waiting for a while for Heather to return, Harry anxiously sets off to find her. Instead he sees four stripes of ¿cerise and silver¿ from Heather¿s scarf caught on a low hanging tree branch. He reports her missing to the authorities who suspect he killed her. --- Harry quickly realizes that the cops assume he harmed Heather. Deciding he needs to prove otherwise and finding nothing useful on Rhodes, Harry traces Heather back to England He learns Heather was visiting a psychiatrist, helping her not very successfully cope with the loss of her sister to an IRA bomb. However, Harry soon finds his own past not that of Heather¿s is where the answer lies, but obtaining the proof could prove deadly from people he trusts. --- On the surface the story line is a simplistic amateur sleuth investigation starring a dissolute loser hiding from his roots. However, that would oversimplify a complex somewhat convoluted thriller filed with twists and plenty of irony as the reluctant warrior returns to the place of his greatest failure amidst other fiascos. The story line grips the reader from the moment Harry panics when he realizes that somehow Heather is missing and continues to hold reader attention as the ¿hero¿s¿ stomach churns when he concludes he is the only suspect and never let¿s go until Harry¿s final sardonic confrontation with a foe PAINTING THE DARKNESS with deception and blackmail. --- Harriet Klausner
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read hundreds of books and this has to be one of the best, I was gripped from page 1 and followed loser Harry's search for his missing friend with anticipation. The sad irony at the end was so well thought out that I never would have guessed. Read it or miss out!
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