The Calling

The Calling Cover

The Calling

By Alison Bruce

Soho Constable, Hardcover, 9781569479643, 346pp.

Publication Date: August 16, 2011

Kaye Whiting went to buy a birthday present and didn't come back. When DC Goodhew hears the recording of the mysterious call made to the station, informing them that Kaye is still alive and that a man named Peter Walsh is responsbile, he knows it's more than a prank call. Why does Mr. Walsh not seem surprised to see Goodhew at his doorstep, and who is the woman who goes to the same diner every day, just so she can watch Mr. Walsh walk out of his building with his new lover?

About the Author
Alison Bruce is the author of five novels featuring Gary Goodhew, all set in the gothic city of Cambridge and all to be published in the U.S. by Witness Impulse, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Praise For The Calling

Praise for Alison Bruce:

Bruce’s superior prose elevates this above many other contemporary British police procedurals.”—Publishers Weekly

“Goodhew stands alone. I'm looking forward to more of his investigations.”—Minneapolis Star-Tribune

“Smart, ambitious.... A pleasingly different police procedural.”—Kirkus Reviews
“[Bruce] develops complex characters and shows an admirable command of language.... Other Goodhew adventures are sure to follow.”—Gumshoe Review
Goodhew keeps the tale brisk especially in the latter half as he methodically follows every lead.  Fans will enjoy his efforts to solve the complex case even as readers will try to beat him to the punch as Alison Bruce provides all the clues in plain sight.”—Harriet Klausner, Genre-Go-Round Reviews