The winner of the Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger Award, acclaimed author Robert Wilson’s new international thriller follows a family thrown into conflict by careers spent solving disappearances. For two detectives and their thrill-seeking teenage daughter, the distinction between parental love and crime investigation is dangerously blurred. Amy Boxer has vanished from London, taunting her parents with the last line of her note: “you will never find me.” Because they don’t want to get the news that every parent dreads, Charles Boxer and Mercy Danquah accept her challenge. Boxer pursues a lead that takes him to one of the most violent cities in Europe, the Spanish capital. Restless in London, Mercy throws herself into rescuing a young Russian boy, Sasha Bobkov, who’s been kidnapped. In Madrid’s strobe-lit bars and crowded dance clubs, Amy thinks she is anonymous and untouchable. Boxer must use years of crime-fighting experience and his parental instinct to trace her quickly vanishing steps below the gritty Spanish skyline. Meanwhile, Mercy’s search for Sasha in London takes her deep into a mystery that eliminates the protective line between family and work. As their cases begin to mirror each other, both parents race down unforeseen paths, in a pursuit against time to rescue Amy and Sasha. You Will Never Find Me is a captivating novel of revenge and brutal reprisals, heart-rending love, and the ultimate selfless act. Robert Wilson has written the thriller that won’t let you catch your breath.
Robert Wilson was educated at Oxford University. He has written 12 novels of which A Small Death in Lisbon won the Gold Dagger Award for Best Novel of the Year and the International Deutsche Krimipreis. He was also shortlisted in 2003 for The Blind Man of Seville, the first in the Javier Falcón series. The Vanished Hands won the Gumshoe award for Best European Crime Novel.