Dead Gone
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Dead Gone


DI David Murphy and DC Laura Rossi investigate the murder of a student at the City of Liverpool University. Attached to her is a letter from her killer, which details a famous unethical psychological experiment performed on the victim, resulting in her death. Convinced at first that the murderer is someone close and known to the victim, Murphy dismisses the letter as a bid to throw them off the scent…until more bodies are found, each with their own letter attached.

On the other side of the city, Rob Barker, an admin worker at the university, is dealing with his own loss. His partner has been missing for almost a year, with suspicion from all around her firmly pointed at him.

As the two seemingly unconnected events collide, it becomes apparent Murphy is chasing a killer unlike any he’s faced before.

One who kills to discover more about life...

Title:Dead Gone
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:408 pages

    Dead Gone Reviews

  • Brenda
    Dec 03, 2016

    After struggling with this book for a while, I give up. I'm not enjoying anything about this book. DI Murphy blatantly disregards a letter left attached to the victim, stating it's meant to lead the i...

  • Paul
    Dec 01, 2013

    Dead Gone is a Brilliant Scouse ThrillerDead Gone by Luca Veste is a brilliant debut by the scouse author who also happens to be a mature psychology and criminology student and he brings that knowledg...

  • Cora ? Tea Party Princess
    Nov 04, 2013

    5 Words: dark, scary, thriller, whodunnit, psychology.More like 3.75 stars, but that's close enough to four.This book reminded me an awful lot of another book I've read this year; Mercy by Jussi Adler...

  • Linda Strong
    Feb 07, 2015

    A serial killer is on the loose .... not so much different from other serial killers we've all read. They're all on the loose until they are caught.This one is different. He is taking young university...

  • Joe Stamber
    Mar 23, 2014

    I bought Dead Gone as a Kindle Daily Deal on the basis that I liked the sound of it and it got so many good reviews. Well, it took me 11 days to read which is quite a long time for me considering that...

  • Christine
    Aug 06, 2013

    This is an outstanding crime read. Set in Merseyside, Murphy is on the hunt for a killer linked to the Psychology department at the local university. This is the first crime novel for Luca Veste, but ...

  • Liz Barnsley
    Jun 20, 2013

    Coming 2nd December from Avon. First of all thank you so much for the advance copy of this book from the author. Who is a lovely chap!In Dead Gone we meet DI David Murphy - a man who has suffered a te...

  • Linda Boa
    Oct 08, 2015

    It's difficult to believe this is a debut novel, as the writing is so assured and accomplished. I noted that Luca was studying psychology and criminology when he wrote this, and I wonder if that's whe...

  • Gail
    Jan 17, 2014

    I was desperate to read this book as it had been recommended it back in December and as it's based in Liverpool, my second favourite city in England, started it with relish.The plot doesn't need to be...

  • Lainy
    Dec 11, 2013

    Time taken to read - on and off for 2 weeksPublisher - AVONBlurb from GoodreadsDI David Murphy and DC Laura Rossi investigate the murder of a student at the City of Liverpool University. Attached to h...

About Luca Veste

Luca Veste

Luca Veste is a writer of Italian and Liverpudlian heritage, married with two young daughters, and one of nine children. He studied psychology and criminology at university in Liverpool. He is the author of the Murphy and Rossi series, which includes DEAD GONE, THE DYING PLACE, BLOODSTREAM, and THEN SHE WAS GONE. Part psychological thriller, part police procedural, his books follow the detective p