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Kill A Stranger by Simon Kernick – Blog Tour

Ready to discover another great book for this 2020? Take a look…

Bright Lies by AA Abbott

Genre: Thriller
Source: Compulsive Readers
Rating: 4/5
Publisher: Headline

About The Book

They took your fiancée.
They framed you for murder.
You’re given one chance to save her. To clear your name.
You must kill someone for them.
They give you the time and place.
The weapon. The target.
You have less than 24 hours.
You only know that no-one can be trusted…and nothing is what it seems.

My Thoughts

What would you do for love?
This is not a love story, don’t get me wrong, but on what would you sacrifice for love and for your loved one. Your freedom, your peace of mind, yourself?
This is a fast-paced story, everything will happen within just 24 hours, a murder and a difficult decision that will change the life of everyone surrounding them. Because, sometimes the hero doesn’t appear to save the day and your worst fear will be a reality.
I have to say that I was glued to this book since the first moment, told between different characters making the story complex but filling all the answers you have during the story. And let’s be honest, ending the chapters with cliff-hangers made impossible to put down the book, it was like a drug, you needed more.
I liked DCI Cameron Doyle perspective, he knows the past of some of the characters and is not only looking for answers to the present case but from their past…

“Call me old-fashioned, but I never give up. I’m patient. I’m methodical. And in the end, I get there. However long it takes.”

Because even if Matt and Kate are a couple, they don’t really know each other or their past, there are secrets between them that will make doubt of what is true and what is a lie all the story.
If you are looking for a non-stop thriller to read in one sit, this is the book you are looking, believe me!

About The Author

Well where do I start? I wanted to be a writer ever since I was old enough to pick up a pen. I started with one page stories that I illustrated myself (badly) and, as I grew older, the stories got longer. For a long time I just wrote for myself, enjoying the process of disappearing off to new, imaginative worlds, but eventually, while working as a salesman in London I experienced this desperate desire to get published.
I’ve always been a huge crime fiction and thriller fan so I wrote a crime novel that, unfortunately, pretty much every literary agent and publisher in the land rejected. So I wrote another one with exactly the same result. I have enough rejection letters to decorate a whole house- three hundred in all-but finally I struck gold with my first novel, The Business of Dying, about a cop who moonlights as a hit man named Dennis Milne. It was released in 2002 (seven years after I first tried to get published!) and was described as ‘the crime debut of the year’ by The Independent, which was a very nice compliment.
Since then I’ve written a book a year (fifteen in all now) as well as a total of three novellas. I specialise in very fast-paced thrillers set over a short space of time which I like to think grab the reader from the very first page and don’t let go. My fifth novel, Relentless, was a Richard and Judy summer read, and the ninth and tenth, The Last Ten Seconds and The Payback, both reached number 1 in the UK book charts, so they’re good, I promise!
I don’t have a series as such and most of the books can be read as standalones, but I do have recurring characters. Dennis Milne, my vigilante cop, returns in A Good Day to Die and The Payback, and my female detective, Tina Boyd- a woman who finds herself in dangerous situations seemingly at every turn- appears in the vast majority of the recent books.
Anyway, I hope you get a chance to take a look at one or more of them and please feel free to let me know your thoughts.


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