The Intruders

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Taut, menacing, sinister, gripping, intelligent, action-packed – everything you could want from a thriller.

Jack Whalen was an LAPD patrol cop for twelve years. He left under a cloud and now he's not really sure what he is. One thing he does know is that he loves his wife, Amy. So when she goes missing on a routine business trip to Seattle his world is shaken. Jack sets out to search for her, only to discover that there is something far more mysterious going on than her disappearance.

Then Jack is contacted by a childhood acquaintance, Gary Fisher. Fisher, now a lawyer, wants Jack's help in solving a puzzle thrown up by businessman's will. It's a puzzle that involves some unsolved slayings: could there be more to Gary's sudden reappearance in Jack's life than he's letting on?

Meanwhile, a ten-year-old girl goes missing after an encounter with a sinister stranger. It gradually becomes clear, however, that she's very far from defenceless…

Searching for answers in the dark secrets of a past that still haunts him, Jack discovers that the truth has roots deeper and darker than he ever feared.

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Taut, menacing, sinister, gripping, intelligent, action-packed – everything you could want from a thriller.

When ex-LAPD patrol cop Jack Whalen’s wife goes missing on a routine business trip to Seattle, his world is shaken.

Meanwhile, a ten-year-old girl vanishes from a beach in Oregon after an encounter with a sinister stranger – but it gradually becomes clear that she’s very far from defenceless.

Searching for answers in the shadowy secrets of a past that still haunts him, Jack discovers that the truth has roots deeper and darker than he ever feared.

Review:

‘A jaw-dropping mystery that makes a hairpin turn on nearly every page’ Entertainment Weekly

‘A good, taut thriller, with lots of action and a very gripping ending; Marshall takes the reader with him on the investigation with a great deal of guile and style.’ Guardian

‘Devilishly clever … a tautly crafted page-turner of the highest order.’ Bookpage

‘A provocative and supremely intelligent thriller’ Publishers Weekly

‘Subtle, satisfying – and really scary.’ Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Michael Marshall:

'A definite page-turner – and a terrifying discourse on the nature of human evil and the darkness among us … this is as fierce as thriller writing can get.' Guardian

‘The taut pace, crisp style and ever-present sense of menace are those of a top-drawer thriller’ Telegraph

‘Marshall is a cracker at writing tense, rich scenes’ Observer

‘Just when you think there’s nothing new under the sun in the world of the suspense novel, along comes one hell of a nasty spider called The Straw Men. It’s brilliantly written and scary as hell. Be the first on your block to stay up all night with this one; it’s a masterpiece, reminding us that even paranoids really do have enemies.’ Stephen King

'A staggering, suspenseful journey through the darkness of American crime … succeeds in revitalising the serial killer novel with assured gusto… A new beginning for a major British writer, whose crime debut instantly moves him into the Thomas Harris division' Guardian

‘Brilliantly plotted, stunningly written … I read this in one go … if this isn't a hit, I am a monkey's uncle. And I don't think I am’. Independent on Sunday

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