The Shut Eye

Belinda Bauer ( grew up in England and South Africa. She has worked as a journalist and screenwriter and her script The Locker Room earned her the Carl Foreman/Bafta Award for Young British Screenwriters. She lives in Wales. Her sixth novel The Shut Eye was published this year (2015). The summary is as follows. Ever since Anna Buck’s five-year-old son Daniel went missing, she has been obsessively cleaning and polishing the last evidence of him – footprints left in wet cement. Anna, her mind buckling under a cruel combination of despair and desperate hope, is prepared to try anything to get her child back, including engaging the services of psychic Richard Latham. It is under his dubious auspices that the strands of the story start to come together. But is Latham what he claims to be – a visionary? A shut eye? Or is he a cruel fake, preying on vulnerable mother? Perhaps he is something far, far worse? Bauer has crafted an intricate plot here, and I think you will find the solution is, by and large, satisfactory.

Enquire at your local library or consult  for full bibliographic details.


304 pages in Bantam Press

First published 15 March 2015

ISBN 978-0593072875


Image result for belinda bauer author

Belinda Bauer

Scroll to Top