The Final Minute

The Final Minute

(Tina Boyd: 7): another riveting rollercoaster of a ride from bestselling author Simon Kernick


Simon Kernick, the UK's answer to Harlan Coben, has written a thriller jam-packed withaction, tension and twists and turns. A heart-stopping read from page one, this is perfect for fans of David Baldacci, Stuart MacBride and Peter James.

'Another accomplished race against time with a delightfully morally ambiguous hero.' --
Sunday Mirror
'Simon Kernick writes with his foot pressed hard on the pedal. Hang on tight!' -- Harlan Coben
'Great plots. Great characters. Great action.' -- Lee Child
'If you're looking for a fast-paced, believable book that you can't put down, then this is the one' -- ***** Reader review
'A fast-paced page-turner' -- ***** Reader review
'A cracking good read' -- ***** Reader review
'This book has me hooked from the moment I picked it up' -- ***** Reader review
'An original, fast paced, compelling read' -- ***** Reader review



'It's night, and I'm in a strange house.
The lights are on, and I'm standing outside a half-open door.
Feeling a terrible sense of foreboding, I walk slowly inside.
And then I see her.
A woman lying sprawled across a huge double bed.
She's dead. There's blood everywhere.
And the most terrifying thing of all is that I think her killer might be me ...'

A traumatic car-crash. A man with no memory, haunted by nightmares.

When the past comes calling in the most terrifying way imaginable, Matt Barron is forced to turn to the one person who can help.

Ex Met cop, turned private detective, Tina Boyd.

Soon they are both on the run...


  • Another accomplished race against time with a delightfully morally ambiguous hero.
    Sunday Mirror

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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