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Luca Veste

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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 pairing of DI David Murphy and DS Laura Rossi. The novels are set in Liverpool, bringing the city to life in a dark and terrifying manner...with just a splash of Scouse humour.

"Astringent and artfully constructed." The Financial Times

"A darkly impressive novel... disturbing and intelligent." The Times

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“It is as if the world shifted in its sleep, and one of its ideas escaped and became real.”

Years and years ago (or 2011, if you want to be picky), I started off this blog with reviews and interviews. I had no intention of writing myself and was merely interested in talking about books I liked (or in rare instances didn’t like). Fast forward a few months and I was writing short stories galore and starting a novel.


I have zero self-control.


The first book I reviewed was Deadfolk by Charlie

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message 3: by Tom

Tom Greer Hi, Luca, thanks for friending me on Goodreads. My new crime novel, Death Comes Calling, is now available from Kindle ebook and paperback form, so please feel free to take a look via the Amazon UK link at the bottom.

The Kindle price is £2.99 and the paperback price is £9.32.

A successful career woman is found dead on the floor of her North London kitchen with her throat brutally slashed. Beside the body lies a half-open razor with a single droplet of blood at the tip of an otherwise pristine blade.

However, the forensics prove this razor can’t be the murder weapon, and when another successful career woman is found murdered a few days later, again in her kitchen, again with her throat cut and again with a blood-tipped half-open razor placed beside her body, Detective Chief Inspector John Gore of the Metropolitan Police fears he has a potential serial killer on his hands.

As the body count rises the pressure is mounting on Gore to quickly find and stop the killer.

Meanwhile someone is sending him taunting notes, each headed, Death Comes Calling, and Gore begins to realise the killer is playing mind games not just with the police, but with him personally. The question is…why?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B089NHM8W1

Thanks, Tom.


 ♕ ❤  ♕ Princess pink diamonds posh bird LINZY.x.♕ ❤ ♕ Cheers Luca,for accepting my friendship.
I look forward to reading your book 'Dead gone'.
Best wishes to you and your family.


message 1: by L

L Luca,
Thanks for acepting my friendship request here on Goodreads. I am delighted to have won a copy of your novel 'Dead Gone' {through a first-read giveaway}, which i am looking forward to reading. x


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