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by Lisa Moore

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list price: $16.95
category: Fiction
published: May 2013

Now a major CBC original television series starring Allan Hawco (Republic of Doyle), Paul Gross (Alias Grace, Hyena Road, Passchendaele), Tori Anderson (Open Heart, No Tomorrow), Eric Johnson (Fifty Shades Darker, The Knick, Smallville), Charlotte Sullivan (Chicago Fire, Disappearance), Greg Bryk (Bitten, Frontier) and Enuka Okuma (Rookie Blue, Battle of Sexes). Produced by Take The Shot Productions. Executive producers include Allan Hawco, Perry Chafe, John Vatcher, Alex Patrick, Peter Blackie, Rob Blackie, and Michael Levine.

It’s June, 1978, and David Slaney can be sure of only one thing: he can’t get caught, not this time. He’s escaped from prison and has got to make good on the heist that went wrong, win back the woman he loves, and make a big enough profit to buy himself a new life. But first, he’s got to get himself across a vast country full of watchful eyes, booby traps, and friends who might be foes.

Rife with bravado and betrayal, bad weather and worse seas, love, lust, undercover agents, the collusion of governments, innocence and the loss thereof, and many, many bales of marijuana, Caught is exuberant, relentlessly suspenseful, and utterly unique — an adventure novel the way only Lisa Moore could write it.

About the Author

Lisa Moore is the bestselling author of the novels February, longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and winner of CBC's Canada Reads competition, and Alligator, which was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. She lives in St. John's, Newfoundland.

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  • Short-listed, Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize
  • Commended, Globe and Mail Top 100 Books
  • Commended, Quill & Quire Books of the Year: Fiction
  • Commended, Amazon.ca Best Books: Editors' Picks
  • Short-listed, Scotiabank Giller Prize
Editorial Reviews

…precise, compressed, intimately rhythmic, mesmerizingly smart.

— Globe and Mail

The reader can only marvel at the precision of Moore's obersvations.

— Literary Review of Canada

Caught is an outstanding novel, combining the complexity of the best literary fiction with the page-turning compulsive readability of a thriller.

— National Post

A superbly written novel that crosses literary boundaries, Caught will surely garner [Moore] even wider readership.

— Atlantic Books Today

…Caught proceeds like a lit fuse.

— Georgia Straight

Moore's ability to conceal a drum-tight plot line and an unflagging fidelity to the thematic pillars of Caught—mistakes and luck, trust and doubt, consequences and freedom—in the cloak of rough-and-tumble prose is something to behold.

— The Malahat Review

[Lisa Moore’s] written a new kind of legend for a new Newfoundland.

— Reader's Digest

Caught is a pleasure to read. The narrative is cohesive and propulsive, but it’s Moore’s mastery of language and image that sets her apart.

— Quill & Quire

In the creation of David Slaney, Lisa Moore brings us an unforgettable character, embodying the exuberance and energy of misspent youth. Caught is a propulsive and harrowing read.

— Patrick deWitt, author of The Sisters Brothers

...witty, retrospective, eloquent and exciting. Moore has crafted an old-timey adventure with good guys and bad guys — who are also one in the same.

— Chatelaine

…in Caught Moore has clearly set out to challenge the conventions of crime writing.

— Cult Montreal

[T]his novel that is rife with realness, and beauty, and tension; so much it hurts, in the best possible way.

— Newfoundland Quarterly

As trippy, mellow, and revelatory as Hearn’s weed, Caught takes pleasure from rewriting crime formulas and gives pleasure in doing so.

— The Vancouver Sun

Lisa Moore’s new book is a beautiful piece of writing…

— Winnipeg Free Press

Moore’s prose is as vivid as ever...

— NOW Magazine

With linguistic verve and a magnified curiosity about whatever passes through her field of vision, Moore elevates the cops-and-robbers subgenre to literary respectability.

— Winnipeg Review

Even we, as readers, will be caught by the timbre and skill of Moore’s storytelling and her careful sculpting of characters.

— Chronicle Herald

There is so much more to praise Moore for. The novel is rich with her subtle injections of humour, her careful pacing, and her clear yet coarse dialogue that leaves just enough unsaid. Of course, it also lives up to the ultimate test of a thriller – there is no doubt that this is a page-turner.

— McGill Daily

…sharp lines, seedy characters and the kind of can’t-put-it-down suspense you might expect from a dime store detective novel but with Lisa Moore-level construction, detail and meticulous prose. This isn’t Moore slumming it in suspense fiction—but genre elevation…

— The Coast

...Moore’s Caught is a fantastic read. It’s a rapid ride, with a strong current of tension that never lets up.

— PRISM international

This is an author who grips you with her impeccable use of language. The novel walks a great line between paperback levity and psychological intelligence—exactly what you want in a summer read.

— Maclean's

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Good read

It was a really good book that kept me on my toes the whole time.

Can't wait to see it come to life on the small screen on CBC (Winter 2018)!


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