Monday 18 May 2020

The Goodbye Man by Jeffery Deaver BLOG TOUR @JefferyDeaver @fictionpubteam #RandomThingsTours #TheGoodbyeMan @HarperCollinsUK #MyLifeInBooks

Say goodbye to your problems
In pursuit of two armed fugitives in the wilderness of Washington State, unique investigator Colter Shaw witnesses a shocking suicide. This leads him to the Foundation - a cult that promises to transform peoples lives. But is there more to it than meets the eye?

Say goodbye to your freedom
Shaw goes undercover to expose the Foundation's real purpose. Before long he meets the charismatic leader Master Eli, a man who commands terrifying loyalty from his followers.

Say goodbye to your life
Something truly dark is going on beneath the surface of the idyllic community. And as Shaw peels back the layers of truth, he begins to see there is only one way to escape the Foundation... and the price for that freedom might well be your very life.

The Goodbye Man by Jeffery Deaver was published in hardback by HarperCollins on 14 May 2020.

As part of the #RandomThingsTours Blog Tour, I am delighted to welcome the author to Random Things today. He's talking about the books that are special to him in My Life In Books.

My Life in Books - Jeffery Deaver

Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh. This book is singularly British in many ways, of course, but resonates universally in its themes of family, class culture and religion. The book was popular in America even before the stellar TV show.

Broken, Don Winslow. The author writes forcefully of the cartel trade, corruption, American politics and, wait for it… surfing. This sticks to his favorite themes here but does so in the form of six novellas.

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, John le CarrĂ©. I love all of the author’s writing but this is both an edge-of-the-seat thriller and a piercing look at the machinations of intelligence and, more broadly, government and politics, featuring one of smartest and most understated heroes of all time, George Smiley.

Watership Down, Richard Adams. A charming (and harrowing) novel that falls into the narrow category of post-apocalyptic-quest-fiction-starring-rabbits.

From Russia, With Love, Ian Fleming. My favorite of the author’s works. It’s got everything: mad assassins, cipher machines, the Orient Express train a beautiful defector with grit and smarts, and, of course, Bond. James Bond.

I, Claudius, Robert Graves. As a student of Latin, and officer in my school’s Latin Club (mirabile dictu!), I loved all things Roman. This fact-fiction work is a brilliant look at the Augustine dynasty, which makes present-day politics look, uhm, not so bad. Also, a great British TV series.

Razor Girl, Carl Hiaasen. Writing a funny book without being self-consciously jokey is one of the hardest missions in fiction. This novel, which dissects much of the South Floridian (and American) culture, had me laughing out loud at least once a chapter.

Humboldt’s Gift, Saul Bellow. My favorite literary writer, Bellow has written a compelling tale of three lives that intersect: the protagonist, a playwright; his deceased mentor, a famed poet, and an unstable Mafioso. Written in Bellow’s pyrotechnic literary style.

© Jeffery Deaver - May 2020 - Random Things Through My Letterbox

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
Twitter @JefferyDeaver

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