Mr. In-Between

Open Road Media
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From the award-winning creator of Luther: A dark portrait of a young British hitman and his quest to find something beyond his cold, brutal world.

Jon Bennet is the perfect employee: systematic, productive, and utterly reliable. He is also completely detached from the world around him and seemingly feels nothing . . . for Jon’s life is anything but common. On the tight leash of the Tattooed Man, Jon kills and maims on order. And he’s good at it.
 
But Jon’s days of favor are about to end. After bumping into old school friends, he slowly reenters the normal world, where the bonds of friendship, love, and kindness are expected, and he finds himself changing back into the person he once was.
 
But the Tattooed Man requires total servitude, and his wrath is more fearful than Jon could ever have expected. This sophisticatedly twisted and surprisingly moving novel by the PEN-shortlisted author of Heartland and Burial and creator of the hit BBC crime series starring Idris Elba—as well as the novel Luther: The Calling—is a dark psychological journey into the mind of a killer and “a thrilling tale of perverse redemption” (The Literary Review).
 
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About the author

Neil Cross (b. 1969) is a British novelist and screenwriter best known as the creator of the multiple-award-winning international hit BBC crime series Luther, starring Idris Elba, and the international hit horror movie Mama. His highly acclaimed memoir, Heartland, was shortlisted for the PEN/Ackerley Prize in 2006. Cross has also written several thrillers, including Captured, Holloway Falls, and Always the Sun, which was longlisted for the 2004 Man Booker Prize. Cross continues to write for TV and film in the United Kingdom and the United States. He lives with his wife and two sons in Wellington, New Zealand.
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Publisher
Open Road Media
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Published on
Jan 27, 2015
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Pages
286
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ISBN
9781497692466
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / International Mystery & Crime
Fiction / Noir
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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