The Invisible Ones

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Quercus Publishing, Aug 26, 2011 - Fiction - 440 pages
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Rose Janko is missing. It has been seven years since she disappeared, and nobody said a word. When Rose married the attractive Ivo Janko, she became part of a travelling Gypsy family. But many wondered at the time, were they really suited? Rose is quiet and shy; Ivo - taciturn yet charismatic. Rumour had it she ran off when her baby boy was born with the family's genetic disability. But her father Leon is not so sure. He wants to know the truth and he hires a private investigator to discover it. Enter Ray Lovell, a small-time PI who has the added advantage of being of Gypsy descent and therefore not an outsider. He agrees to take the case. But after seven long years he fears the trail has run cold, and his investigation is hampered by the very people who ought to be helping him - the Jankos. They are a close-knit clan, and the last thing they want is a stranger digging around in their private business. Ray cannot understand their reluctance to help. Why don't they want to find Rose Janko?

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The ending is a stunning reveal. - LibraryThing
The writing is excellent, the mystery complex. - LibraryThing
A wonderful original plot for a change. - LibraryThing

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Joy's review: Well, I liked this book more than the rest of the book group. I enjoy Penney's writing style and I thought the mystery was a good one. Could have used more insights into the Romany ... Read full review

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User Review  - MargaretArmour - LibraryThing

This was a great story, but I especially love that I learned a little about Traveling Gypsy culture, as the author refers to the group in her story. Very interesting! Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Stef Penney was born and grew up in Edinburgh. After a degree in Philosophy and Theology from Bristol University she turned to film-making, studying Film and TV at Bournemouth College of Art. On graduation she was selected for the Carlton Television New Writers Scheme and has since written and directed two short films. Her first novel, The Tenderness of Wolves is a world-wide bestseller and prolific award-winner. Stef lives in London.

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