Adrift in Cambodia, Robert Grieve - pushing thirty and eager to side-step a life of quiet desperation as a small-town teacher - decides to go missing. As he crosses the border from Thailand, he tests the threshold of a new future. And on that first night, a small windfall precipitates a chain of events involving a bag of 'jinxed' money, a suave American, a corrupt policeman and a rich doctor's daughter, in which Robert's life is changed forever. Alive with malice and grace, this is a taut tale reminiscent of the nightmares of Patricia Highsmith: a story of double identities, and innocence in the midst of evil, from a master of atmosphere and observation.
Born in England, Lawrence Osborne is a travel writer and novelist, and the author of Bangkok Days and The Forgiven. He has led a nomadic life, living in Paris, New York, Mexico, Istanbul and Bangkok, where he currently resides. Hunters in the Dark is his fourth novel. www.lawrenceosborne.net @lawrenceosborne
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