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Now You See Me

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  858 ratings  ·  192 reviews
Six people went in. Only one came out...

Introducing Standedge Tunnel: the longest canal tunnel in England.

Last year six students went in, and two and a half hours later, the boat reappeared on the other side with only one of the students, unconscious, and the dog.

The case of the Standedge Six was largely kept from the national media. The police investigation concluded that
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Published June 13th 2019 by Orion
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Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
‘As soon as the tunnel mouth started, the world was gone.’


1. The longest canal tunnel in England.

2. A fairly successful tourist spot.

3. Legend states that the ‘Standedge Monster' haunts the tunnel.

4. Bullies make little kids go and stand by the tunnel and look inside it for thirty seconds to prove they aren't cowards.

5. The site of a baffling mystery – the disappearance of the ‘Standedge Five'.

At 2:31pm on 26th June 2018, a group of six friends (on break from university) and a dog
Aug 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Robin's wife, Samantha, went missing in 2015. Three years later, Robin has written a book about her to help him with his grief. He misses her terribly, and especially wishes he knew what happened to her. At a book signing, he receives a mysterious call from a man saying he spoke with Samantha years earlier. The caller, Matthew, is a man who has recently been arrested for killing five of his friends. Matthew and his friends went through the Standedge Tunnel on a boat, but only Matthew came out of ...more
Empress Reece (Hooked on Books)
Six people went in. Only one came out...

Whoever writes the blurbs for Chris McGeorge needs to get a raise. I read those blurbs and I immediately have to acquire his books. And those intriguing blurbs induce extremely high expectations, but he hasn't failed to deliver yet. I start reading his books and I see or hear nothing else around me until its over. A tornado could come through and I would happily be reading away in my own little world. If I had the talent and creativity to write a book,
Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
Now You See Me is the first book I've read by Chris McGeorge. I do own Guess Who and plan to read it (hopefully soon). What appealed to me about this book was the fabulous blurb. What happened to the five people that went into the tunnel and then disappeared? Matthew was the only one that got out of the tunnel (and the dog Amy), but he says that he doesn't know what happened to them and he was unconscious. Not that the police believe him. Now he needs a miracle and what he does is reaching out t ...more
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Raise your hand if you love a good mystery! Me! I do! And this one is mind-boggling for sure.

Six friends and a dog travel through a canal tunnel on a boat. But when the boat reaches the other end, only one friend (who’s unconscious) and the dog (who’s absolutely fine) remain. The other five, now known as the Standedge Five, have disappeared. The community is able to keep this mysterious disappearance out of the national media and quickly moves to arrest the remaining friend, Matthew, for murder.
Alayne Emmett
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh wow this was a fantastic read !!!! It was creepy and very atmospheric. The descriptions of the tunnel made me shiver at times and I found I just couldn’t stop reading it.
It wasn’t a very long book to read so I completed it in two days which is quite fast for me. I know that this author has written more books and I will certainly be looking out for the in the near future.
My thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for giving me the opportunity to read this book for free in return for an honest r
Jun 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Having enjoyed McGeorge's debut, Guess Who, a thriller he wrote for a university thesis I was excited to read this, his follow-up and it met my expectations perfectly. He is fast becoming a master of the locked room or impossible crime subgenre where it seems there can only be a finite number of possibilities yet they somehow still don't fit. His books definitely have the touch of the Golden Age of Crime and classic mystery writers such as MC Beaton and Agatha Christie, so if you enjoy detective ...more
Dash fan
4☆ Authentic, Twisty, Eerie Mystery Thriller!

NOW YOU SEE ME is a Twisty, Pacy, Eerie, Mystery Thriller that will draw you in from the start!

When Matthew and his Friends set off on an adventure to explore Standedge Tunnel, (which is actually real, it's one of the seven wonders of the waterways)
they could never of expected the tragedy that occurred that night when only Matthew made it out alone.

Now he faces the terrible ordeal of proving his innocence and solving the mystery of why he was the onl
Jun 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
One of the first things I did when I started reading this book was to Google ‘Standedge Tunnel’ located in Huddersfield. Oh my goodness, just looking at the images of the inside of the tunnel was scary enough. I did look at one You Tube video of a time lapse journey of the full 2+ hours and there is no way you would get me in that tunnel even for a few minutes.

Author Robin Ferringham’s wife Sam has been missing for 3 years. He has had a book published about Sam and dealing with his loss, and it
Joanne Robertson
Jun 30, 2019 rated it really liked it

Chris McGeorge has taken the “locked room” mystery and run with it! After the twists and turns of Guess Who, he returns with another seemingly impossible puzzle to solve when six young people go through the longest canal tunnel in the UK. It takes approximately 2 and a half hours to complete their journey but when the boat emerges at the other side, only one person plus a dog remain onboard. Divers and crime scene investigators can’t find any trace of the missing friends so obviously the survivo
6 friends go into a tunnel along a canal and only 1 comes out. Matthew claims he has no idea what happened to his friends, but with no other possible leads, he’s charged with the murder of his friends and put behind bars. But Matthew maintains his innocence and will do whatever it takes to prove it.

3-years ago, Robin’s wife, Sam, went missing and he never found out what happened to her. Robin went from being a journalist to an author, writing a book about Sam called Without Her. One day he rece
Tracy Fenton
Jun 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Gayle Noble
Content/Trigger Warning: violence, mention of past animal abuse.

Six students disappear into the Standedge Tunnel on a canal boat - only one reappears. Most of the locals think Matthew is guilty of murdering his friends and disposing of their bodies and he is on remand in prison. Robin Ferringham is a true crime writer whose wife went missing around the same time as the students. Matthew contacts Robin and drops the bombshell that his missing wife left Matthew a phone message and he will pass th
Liz Barnsley
Jun 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another twisty mystery from Chris McGeorge who's debut was one of my favourite books of last year.

Now You See Me has the benefit of some beautifully intelligent plotting, executed brilliantly with a huge dose of creepiness and a tendency to cause claustrophobia. The characters are highly engaging, this author is fast becoming a true genius of the locked room mystery. Well in this case creepy canal mystery but still highly unpredictable with that "ohhhh THAT'S what happened" outcome where it all
Jun 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Oww yes, the whole idea of Now You See Me is so finger-licking good! Six went in, one came out... Abracadabra! Can it get any more intriguing than that? Why yes, believe it or not, it totally can. The start of the novel alone is filled with enough riddles and unexplained references to make your head spin. After the first two chapters I already had a million questions and I knew I was in for quite an adventure.

The main character is Robin, an author (woo!) who wrote a novel about his missing wife
Rebecca If Only I Could Read Faster
I was quite excited to read Now You See Me, it sounded different and intriguing and like a book that I would enjoy reading.

The story focuses on Robin, a man who thought he was happily married until one day his wife disappeared. Years went by and he heard nothing about his wife until one day he got a phone call from a man in prison who said he had information about his wife.

Of course it wasn’t going to be so simple, he would only give the information in exchange for Robin helping him prove his in
Jul 10, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The plot blurb sounded good but I had to persevere to get into this book as the timelines were a little confusing. I almost gave up but about a third of the way through it did grab me and I kept turning the pages as the mystery developed. But then it got somewhat ridiculous and there were a few clichés (the typical villagers' resentment towards a stranger). Some of the characters were like cardboard cut-outs, I couldn't see them as actual people and the dialogue wasn't strong in parts. I was a t ...more
Zoé-lee O'farrell
Jun 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2019
Right well, do I start? Do I talk about a twist I did not see coming? How the story was exquisite and the writing gripped me? How I was so drawn into Robin and Matthews plight to find out the truth? How did one person survive the most claustrophobic ordeal?

Now You See Me absolutely blew me away! I had no idea where this story was going until I got to the point the “story” was unfurling and then I was like OMFG!! How did I not see this!! The premise for this story was so claustrophobic in the Sta
Marc Bougharios
This novel is released on September 3rd 2019.

4.25 stars

After reading Guess Who, it was very hard not to become an immediate McGeorge fan and now he is back with another amazing thriller that will leave you shocked.

When six university students decide to travel through Stonehedge, the longest running tunnel in London, only one of them comes out and he is unconscious. He wakes up not remembering anything about what happened and since he was the only one who came out, he is no trial for the five
Jun 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Having read and thoroughly enjoyed Guess Who, the highly successful 2018 debut novel by author Chris McGeorge, I was delighted to receive a review copy of his new book, Now You See Me.

The blurb immediately captured my imagination - six students enter Standedge canal tunnel on a boat but only one emerges at the other end. What happened to the other five? No trace was ever found. The police conclude that lone survivor Matthew McConnell murdered his friends and somehow disposed of their bodies.

Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a brilliant plot which left me flabbergasted.

Robin couldn't believe his wife had left him so he started his investigation about what happened in the tunnel. Mathew called him asking for help, he was the lone survivor, all his friends were killed when they took the ride through the tunnels. And he was blamed. Was he really innocent?

My first book by this author, and I loved every claustrophobic moment. The atmosphere of the tunnel and the community of Marsden gave it an eerie outlook. Th
Sep 15, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thriller time. New author to me, but this is actually his third book. Intriguing concept, practically a tagline (one that gets plenty of mileage throughout the book)…six went in, one came out. So if you do the math (and apparently 4 out of 3 people struggle with that), but basically that leaves 5 unaccounted for. Collectively known as Standedge Five, these are five young men and women, adored in the small town they are from, the community absolutely devastated by their disappearance. Despite lac ...more
Aug 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The blurb for this one caught my attention. Six people and a dog go into a long creepy tunnel and only one person and the dog come out at the other end. It sounded like it would be a good mystery to follow and it certainly was too.

Michael and his long time friends have been going through the tunnel for years without incident. That is until, the last fateful time when only Michael reaches the other end. Now on trial for suspicion of their deaths, he does the only thing he can think of, he makes a
Stephani Beltran
Sep 21, 2018 marked it as to-read
Can’t wait to read this one.. almost finished with Guess Who and loving it. I need this one now!!! :) :)
Aug 12, 2019 rated it liked it

When it is hot as heck outside and there is nothing cool to do but reading as everything else makes you end up a sweaty mess, it is the perfect day for a speed reader.

I received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸.

Six went in…only one came out.

The Standedge Tunnel, the longest canal
Jun 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book from Netgalley.

Intriguing, fresh, and eerily tense, NOW YOU SEE ME by Chris McGeorge is the perfect read to curl up on the couch with on a dark evening and get lost in the mystery.

Matthew McConnell is in trouble. Himself and his friends went into a tunnel but only Matthew emerged. The police and the town are convinced that Matthew is a killer even though there seem to be so many unanswered questions. Matthew needs help so he reaches out to Robin, an au
I was so excited to read this after loving the fantastic Guess Who and I think that Chris McGeorge has done it again. The first half, in particular, is excellent, with such a delicious creepiness. I was rather hoping for one thing and it turned into another thing but it was still very hard to put down. Review to follow shortly on For Winter Nights.
Jacob Collins
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Now You See Me is an addictive page-turner by Chris McGeorge. We meet Robin, a struggling writer who has just released his new memoir about how he has coped with the disappearance of his wife. While at a book signing he receives an anonymous call from a man claiming to have had contact with his wife, a man who is in prison, about to be put on trial for the murder of five people. He is desperate for Robin’s help, and Robin can’t help but be drawn into the mysterious situation. But why would his w ...more
Misfits farm
May 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Robin is an author. His wife Samantha disappeared three years ago and he has never given up hope of finding her. He receives a strange phone call from someone called Matthew who is in New Hall prison. What Matthew says piques Robins interest when he mentions Samantha. Matthew is awaiting trial as a few months ago he was taking five people and a dog through Standedge tunnel on a boat. Two hours and a few minutes later only Matthew, who was unconscious ,and the dog emerge. How on earth did he get ...more
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