Close to the Edge
Morning rush hour on the London tube. Laurie Bateman is on her way to work when she witnesses a terrible accident. Only later does it dawn on her that what she has seen is potentially much more sinister.
In the space of a few days her flat is burgled and her flatmate assaulted - she loses her phone and then her job. Are these events linked? Compelled to investigate, Laurie breaks into the Underground one night after the last tube has departed to look for clues. She quickly finds herself in serious danger and is forced to flee for her life along the rails through pitch black tunnels in the dead of night. The hunter has become the hunted.
Faber & Faber: The Untold Story of a Great Publishing House by Toby Faber coming May 2019 (Faber)
‘Fascinating, accessible and enjoyable.’ Tracy Chevalier
‘Hugely enjoyable and informative.’ The Spectator
‘Rich, delicious and entertaining.’ Simon Sebag Montefiore
Toby Faber was a banker and management consultant before joining the family firm in 1996. He was MD of Faber for four years and remains on the board; he is also chairman of Faber Music. He has written two highly praised works of non-fiction, Stradivarius and Fabergé’s Eggs, this is his first novel. He lives in London with his family.