• "A real find"

    Stephen King
  • "Extraordinary"

    Simon Mayo, Radio 2 Book Club
  • "Ridiculously gripping straight from the start"

    Jenny Colgan
  • "Will thrill and delight ... a terrifically well-observed, haunting and occasionally harrowing read"

  • "This is an uplifting, exciting and often humorous yarn about camaraderie, endurance and redemption. Throughout, Walker nicely evokes the agony and exhilaration of distance running."

    The Times
  • "... what sets this novel apart is Walker's extraordinary emotional articulacy"

    The Sun
  • "

    A page-turning thriller with a pace as relentless as the characters' feet hitting the pavement. A deft look into the mind of a man who needs the near-destruction of the world to show him what truly matters


    Laura Lam, author of False Hearts
  • "Brilliant ... superb to the end"

    Lucy Mangan
  • "A really fun, engaging, exciting, and compassionate take on a familiar scenario: the apocalypse ... Highly recommended"

    David Owen, Carnegie longlisted author of Panther
  • "Compulsively readable"