(Tina Boyd: 4): an epic race-against-time thriller from bestselling author Simon Kernick


Sunday Times bestselling author Simon Kernick, the UK's answer to Harlan Coben, brings us this spine-tingling, compelling and captivating thriller that you won't be able to put down. Real edge-of-your-seat stuff!

'The pace is breakneck, the plot twists like a hooked eel...The sort of book that forces you to read so fast you stumble over the words' - Evening Standard

"Simon Kernick writes with his foot pressed hard on the pedal. Hang on tight!" - Harlan Coben
"Simon Kernick writes great plots, great characters, great action" - Lee Child
'Totally submerged myself in this from beginning to end.' -- ***** Reader review
'Yet another excellent page turner from the master of suspense'-- ***** Reader review
'If you like your thrillers non-stop, this is one to savour.' -- ***** Reader review
When writer Rob Fallon goes out one night and ends up with his best friend's girlfriend, Jenny, he feels guilty before anything has even happened.

But guilt quickly turns to shock when two men break into Jenny's apartment, abduct her, and try to kill Rob. When Rob reports this to the police, no one believes him. And when he speaks to Jenny's father, he says she's on holiday abroad.

Rob knows Jenny's life is in danger and starts asking questions. Soon he's the target of brutal killers who are as terrifying as they are elusive. But what do they want? And what does it have to do with an ordinary girl like Jenny?

Either Rob finds out or he's dead. It's that simple ...


  • The pace is breakneck, the plot twists like a hooked eel... The sort of book that forces you to read so fast you stumble over the words
    Evening Standard

About the author

Simon Kernick

Simon Kernick is one of Britain’s most exciting thriller writers. He arrived on the crime writing scene with his highly acclaimed debut novel The Business of Dying, the story of a corrupt cop moonlighting as a hitman. Simon's big breakthrough came with his novel Relentless which was the biggest selling thriller of 2007. His most recent crime thrillers include Siege, Ultimatum, Stay Alive and The Final Minute. He is also the author of the bestselling three-part serial thrillers Dead Man’s Gift and One By One.

Simon talks both on and off the record to members of the Counter Terrorism Command and the Serious and Organised Crime Agency, so he gets to hear first hand what actually happens in the dark and murky underbelly of UK crime.
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