Never Look Back

  • Author A.L. Gaylin
  • Narrator James Fouhey, Jorjeana Marie
  • Publisher Orion
  • Run Time 10 hours and 6 minutes
  • Format Audio
  • Genre Crime and mystery fiction.

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What to expect

She was the most brutal killer of our time. And she may have been my mother…

When website columnist Robin Diamond is contacted by true crime podcast producer Quentin Garrison, she assumes it’s a business matter. It’s not. Quentin’s podcast, Closure, focuses on a series of murders in the 1970s, committed by teen couple April Cooper and Gabriel LeRoy. It seems that Quentin has reason to believe Robin’s own mother may be intimately connected with the killings.

Robin thinks Quentin’s claim is absurd. But is it? The more she researches the Cooper/LeRoy murders herself, the more disturbed she becomes by what she finds. Living just a few blocks from her, Robin’s beloved parents are the one absolute she’s always been able to rely upon, especially now amid rising doubts about her husband and frequent threats from internet trolls. Robin knows her mother better than anyone.

But then her parents are brutally attacked, and Robin realises she doesn’t know the truth at all…

Critics Review

  • Aflame with tension. This intricate, powerful thriller – the best novel yet from one of the most ingenious suspense writers at work today – rips a tunnel into a past as deep and dark as the midnight sky. For sheer excitement, Alison Gaylin rivals the very best of Harlan Coben and Lisa Gardner.

    AJ Finn
  • Completely absorbing with a knock-out twist.

    Harlen Coben
  • Gaylin is an expert at acute emotional observation combined with seamless plotting.

    Alex Marwood
  • Right now, A L Gaylin is at the very top of her game, crafting exhilarating and audacious crime novels that are both rich in character and rivetingly told. Her books are, quite simply, not to be missed.

    Megan Abbott
  • A L Gaylin is a storyteller guaranteed to keep you up all night.

    Laura Lippman
  • AL Gaylin is a great storyteller.

    Mark Billingham

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