Grove Press
Grove Press
Grove Press

The Shut Eye

by Belinda Bauer

A chilling thriller from award-winning writer Belinda Bauer, centered on a mother who refuses to believe her missing son is dead—and who gets more than she bargained for when she enlists the help of a psychic who has a reputation for finding lost souls.

  • Imprint Grove Paperback
  • Page Count 304
  • Publication Date January 12, 2016
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-2485-2
  • Dimensions 5.5" x 8.25"
  • US List Price $17.00

About The Book

Belinda Bauer is a phenomenal voice in British crime fiction whose work has garnered rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic. The Shut Eye is a spine-tingling, edge-of-your-seat thriller about a woman who gets involved with a psychic who may be able to find her missing son.

Five footprints are the only sign that four-year-old Daniel Buck was ever here. And now they are all his mother has left. Every day, Anna Buck guards the little prints in the cement. Polishing them to a shine. Keeping them safe. Spiraling towards insanity.

Anna is desperate for hope, which she’s not getting from the police or her husband, James. So when a woman tells her she’s found a true psychic, a “shut eye,” Anna grasps at it. Maybe he can tell her what happened to her son. But when she meets the psychic, what she gets is not at all what she suspected.

Matching breathtaking suspense with a keen exploration of skepticism in the face of the unexplainable, The Shut Eye is a riveting read from one of our finest crime writers.


“Belinda Bauer is a marvel. Her novels are almost indecently gripping and enjoyable, and The Shut Eye is possibly her best yet.” —Sophie Hannah, author of Woman with a Secret and The Monogram Murders