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We're giving one winner the chance to win a £250 Secret Escapes gift card to put towards a spa break, a beach holiday or any other break that takes your fancy. Plus you’ll have the perfect holiday read with Emily Koch’s edge-of-your-seat thriller, If I Die Before I Wake, which tells the story of Alex, in a coma after a climbing accident, trying to solve the mystery of who tried to kill him and protect those he loves, while not being able to move a muscle.

If I Die Before I Wake is out in paperback on 7th February 2019. Read an extract here.

Terms and conditions apply. Competition ends at 11.59pm on 30th June 2019. This promotion is open to residents of the United Kingdom aged 18 years or over.    

To be in with a chance of winning simply fill in your details below. Best of luck!

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  • If I Die Before I Wake

  • SELECTED AS WATERSTONES' THRILLER OF THE MONTH 2019
    SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA STEEL DAGGER AWARD 2018
    LONGLISTED FOR THE AUTHORS' CLUB FIRST NOVEL AWARD

    5* BY REAL READERS:
    'UNIQUE'
    'THRILLING...FULL OF TENSION'
    'BEAUTIFUL, HEART-WRENCHING'

    Everyone believes Alex is in a coma, unlikely to ever wake up. As his family debate withdrawing life support, he can only listen.

    But he soon begins to suspect that his accident wasn’t really an accident. Even worse, the perpetrator is still out there and Alex is not the only one in danger.

    Alex must use a series of clues from his past to solve the mystery of who tried to kill him. He needs to protect those he loves – before they decide to let him go…

    CHOSEN AS ONE OF GOOD HOUSEKEEPING'S BOOKS TO THRILL YOU

    'This is a debut to be reckoned with' Guardian

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Terms and Conditions

  1. No purchase necessary to enter the prize draw.

  2. This promotion is open to residents of the United Kingdom, aged 18 years or over. Employees of Promoter, its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates (including but not limited to Dorling Kindersley Ltd., Penguin Books Ltd., and the Random House Group Limited) or any other parties that are involved in the development, production, or distribution of this prize draw in any way, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, children) and household members of each such employee and/or authors, are not eligible to participate in the Promotion.

  3. Entries must be received by 11:59 pm on 30th June 2019. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any entries that are incomplete, illegible, corrupted or fail to reach the Promoter by the relevant closing date for any reason. Proof of posting or sending is not proof of receipt. Automatically generated entries and entries via agents or third parties are invalid and shall not be considered. Entries become the property of the Promoter and are not returned.

  4. Only one entry per person. No entrant may win more than one prize.

  5. All correctly completed entries will be entered into a prize draw, which will take place on 2nd July. The first entry drawn will be the winner.

  6. The prize for the winner is one £250 Gift Card from Secret Escapes that can be redeemed on www.secretescapes.com for a credit of £250 against any available offer on the website and a paperback copy of Emily Koch’s If I Die Before I Wake.  This Gift Card will be provided to the winner via email.

    • The Gift Card is valid until 30/06/2020 and holidays must be booked before this date.

    • The prize has no cash value. Gift Cards cannot be exchanged or refunded even partially, and cannot give rise to any charge back. Gift Cards cannot be replaced or refunded if lost, stolen or expired. A Gift Card cannot be used to buy another Gift Card.

    • The value of your Gift Card (£250) will be deducted from the total cost of your booking with Secret Escapes. This excludes any amount paid to third-party tour operators, where the booking takes place on the supplier's own website. If any balance remains to be spent from the Gift Card, it can be used on a future booking. There is no minimum spend required and the Gift Card can be redeemed against any purchase (other than other Gift Cards) including booking fees.

    • Secret Escapes is an exclusive members' only travel club that promotes and advertises exclusive deals on accommodation only, flight only, third party package holidays ("Third Party Package Holidays") and all other travel arrangements ("Travel Offer(s)") and package holidays where Secret Escapes are the organiser of the package holiday ("Package Holiday(s)")Travel Offers and Package Holidays. Secret Escapes does not itself own or provide any of the services, facilities or travel arrangements which make up your Travel Offer or Package Holiday. These are provided by third parties i.e. the Travel Providers.

    • In order to book your holiday, you must register with Secret Escapes and set up an account.  You may set up your Account with an email address and password or connect to the services and create an account using a social media account (e.g. Facebook) identified in the sign up stage.  It’s the responsibility of the winner to book their holiday via the Secret Escapes website once they receive their Gift Card.

    • It is important that you have sufficient insurance in place to cover you (and your group if necessary) whilst you are away and it is a condition of your booking that you have such suitable insurance cover in place. Please ensure that you have a valid travel insurance policy in place from the time of booking, to cover you for the countries and activities you may be undertaking on your holiday.

    • If choosing a destination in another country, it’s the responsibility of the winner to ensure that they have the correct visa and a valid passport.  If in doubt contact the relevant embassies and/or consulates.

    • The winner is be subject to terms and conditions from Secret Escapes https://www.secretescapes.com/terms-and-conditions.

    • Gift Cards are strictly non-transferable and must not be sold nor advertised for sale whether on the internet, in newspapers or elsewhere.

  7. Prizes are subject to availability. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the Promoter reserves the right (a) to substitute alternative prizes of equivalent or greater value and (b) in exceptional circumstances to amend or foreclose the promotion without notice. No correspondence will be entered into.

  8. The winner will be notified via email or post by 8th July 2019. The winner must claim their prize within 10 working days of the Promoter sending notification. If the prize is unclaimed after this time, it will lapse and the Promoter reserves the right to offer the unclaimed prize to a substitute winner selected in accordance with these rules.

  9. To obtain details of the winner please email editor@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk stating the name of the prize draw in the subject heading 4 weeks after the closing date.

  10. The Promoter will use any data submitted by entrants only for the purposes of running the prize draw, unless otherwise stated in the entry details. By entering this prize draw, all entrants consent to the use of their personal data by the Promoter for the purposes of the administration of this prize draw and any other purposes to which the entrant has consented.

  11. The winners agree to take part in reasonable post event publicity and to the use of their names and photographs in such publicity.

  12. Promoter may disqualify any entrant whose entry does not comply with these terms and conditions (in Promoter’s sole opinion) or who, in Promoter’s sole determination, has acted in a manner that is fraudulent, dishonest or unjust to other entrants including, without limitation, tampering with the operation of the prize draw, manipulating or rigging votes, hacking, deceiving, cheating or by harassing or threatening other entrants or a representative of Promoter.

  13. By entering the prize draw each entrant agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions.

  14. The Promoter is Penguin Books Limited, 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL.

  15. These terms and conditions are governed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.

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