In a city where the lines between rich and poor
are drawn in blood, the truth is just the lie
you believe the most …
A father broken by grief and guilt.
A son haunted by the ghosts of his past.
A mother desperate to save her child.
Cape Town. Today. Three people caught in a spiral of manipulation and murder that leaves them fighting for their sanity and their lives.
PRAISE FOR CAPTURE
"A harrowing psychological page-
"A stark reflection on the insidious nature of guilt and grief. One of the most deeply
satisfying books I've read this year." ELIZABETH A. WHITE -
"A brutal, bloody portrait of a broken society." DIE WELT (Germany)
"The plot is operatic in its violence and tragedy and the characters are heartbreakingly real and immensely flawed. Smith’s impeccable prose hits you on a physical level."
PETE DRAGOVICH -
"Violent, chilling and as black as sin. Smith is a master of suspense." THE WITNESS
"One of the most powerful reads you will find this year. Unmissable." CRIMESQUAD
"A chilling read written with great power." SHOTSMAG
"The Best Crime Novel of 2012." BENOIT LELIEVRE -
"Excellent. Nobody can peel back the layers of damaged people and, indeed, a broken society, so poetically." CRIME FICTION LOVER Top 5 Crime Novels of 2012
"Painfully realistic. Smith masterfully delves into the psychology of Cape Town like no other crime writer. Read it if you dare." MELANY BENDIX – THE BIG ISSUE, CAPE TOWN
"A terrifying indictment of South African society." BUSINESS DAY
"Sends chills down your spine." THE CITIZEN
"Roger Smith writes like the bastard child of Patricia Highsmith." KRIMICOUCH (Germany)
"Filled with dangerous, flawed people and dark delights."
JACK KETCHUM, author of THE GIRL NEXT DOOR & THE WOMAN
"Murder, drugs, blood and horror are described in a style reminiscent of Joseph Conrad's ‘Heart of Darkness’." GöTTINGER TAGEBLATT (Germany)
"A masterful thriller." SONNTAGSZEITUNG (Switzerland)
"Magnificently written. High volatge!" OÖN (Austria)
"A tough, captivating thriller. Not for the fainthearted." DRS3 (Swiss Radio)
"The best thriller I've read this year." MARTIN STANLEY -
"A raw, emotional, intimate psychological thriller. One of my top books of 2012."
MACK LUNDY -
"It features one of Smith's most fascinating creations: Vernon Saul, a character
full of self-
Nominated for a 2013 Spinetingler Magazine
Best Novel Award
Winner of the 2013 Golden Post Award
for excellence in crime fiction