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Head of Zeus
Passenger 23
Passenger 23: a twisted and terrifying thriller Sebastian Fitzek, translated by Jamie Bulloch

A high concept thriller from the author of The Package, international number one bestseller Sebastian Fitzek.

On average 23 people a year disappear from the world's cruise ships. They are written off as accidents or suicides. But what if they're not?

Five years ago Martin Schwarz, a police psychologist, lost his wife and son. They were holidaying on a cruise ship when they simply vanished. A lacklustre investigation was unable to shed any light on what happened – murder-suicide being the coroner's verdict. It is a verdict that has haunted Martin ever since, blighting his life. But then he is contacted by an elderly woman, a writer, who claims to have information regarding their fate and wants him to come on board The Sultan of the Seas immediately.

She explains that his wife and son are not the only mother and child pair to have disappeared. Only a few months ago another mother and daughter also vanished. She believes there may be a serial killer on board.

But when the missing daughter reappears – carrying the teddy bear of Martin's missing son – it becomes apparent that the truth could be much, much worse...

Head of Zeus * Thrillers
04 Feb 2021 * 416pp * £4.99 * 9781838934521
REVIEWS
PRAISE FOR SEBASTIAN FITZEK:

'Fitzek's thrillers are breathtaking, full of wild twists' Harlan Coben.

'Sebastian Fitzek is without question one of the crime world's most evocative storytellers. He always serves up an intense, impossible to put down thriller and The Package is no exception. A gripping read with a surprising twist, this one is not to be missed' Karin Slaughter.

'Sebastian Fitzek is simply amazing. I truly hope that one day I will be able to create suspense and plot twists in the way only Sebastian can. A true Master of his craft' Chris Carter.

'Spine-chilling ... Masterful ... Brilliant' The Times.

'Dazzling' Sunday Times.

'Grimly atmospheric' Guardian.

'A breakneck ride' Big Issue.
Author
Sebastian Fitzek
Sebastian Fitzek
Sebastian Fitzek is Germany's most successful author. His books have sold 13 million copies, been translated into more than thirty-six languages and are the basis for international cinema and theatre adaptations. Sebastian Fitzek was the first German author to be awarded the European Prize for Criminal Literature. He lives with his family in Berlin.
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