When Ray Arthur, a retired detective, is killed mysteriously in a road accident, his daughter Zoe decides to investigate the circumstances of his death. The trail takes her back to Nottingham, the city where she was born, where she meets Declan, a former police artist and a one-time friend of her father’s. As Declan recounts his story, a terrible picture of guilt and betrayal is made plain.

‘A wonderful story. if literary thriller means anything it means The Face. Buy at once’ – Time Out

‘Heart-stopping. The Face is a thriller unlike any I’ve ever read’ – Literary Review

‘A beautifully told tale of how lies and guilt can catch up with you’ – Independent on Sunday

‘The precision of Whitaker’s prose creeps right under the skin. The Face is a frightening and fascinating story, portraying artistic and scientific investigation and exploring its ability to conceal, as well as reveal, truth’ – Observer

‘The Face is about the ache to find the story, for a story’s own craving to be told’ – Guardian

‘A beautifully paced mystery that peels back the veil of respectability behind which families hide’ – Sunday Mirror

‘Intelligent and unsettling in equal measure. The Face is an impressive achievement’ – Sunday Telegraph

‘Clever and mesmerising’ – Spectator