The gripping new race-against-time thriller by the best-selling author of Relentless, The Last 10 Seconds, Siege, and Ultimatum.
You're on a trip with your family, miles from anywhere. A shot rings out - and your whole life changes in an instant.
A woman is racing towards you, chased by three gunmen. Although you don't know it, she harbours a deadly secret. She's in terrible danger. And now you are, too.
You're running, terrified, desperate to find safety. You know that the men hunting you have killed before. And if they catch you, you'll be next....
©2014 Simon Kernick (P)2013 Random House Audiobooks
"Brilliant" (Sunday Mirror)"Hang on tight!" (Harlen Coben)
Fav authors Patrick Rothfuss, David Gemmell, Simon Kernick and Joe Abercrombie. Fav readers Paul Thornley, Steven Pacey and Sean Barrett.
Enjoyable enough and breaks from the normal Simon Kerning plots a bit. If you are a fan of them you'll enjoy it. If you've not read his stuff before try severed or rentless first they are superior books.
Ever feel that when it rains it pours? I do like Simon Kernick, but some times he makes it so hard for the reader to fall into his world.
A little spoiler alert here.
Imagine having a rubbish life. Your parents are dead and you've been stuck in abusing foster care since you can remember. Then, finally, you are placed with new "parents" who actually seem very nice. You think everything is fine until, one day, you're out on a pleasant family trip when suddenly your new guardians get killed too. Terrific.
Then you find yourself chased by a Russian mafia boss's hench men. Great.
Then you're chase and attacked by dogs. Wow.
Then when you think you're finally safe, you find yourself locked in a room alone with an aged, perverted old man. Really?
Then to top it all you're almost strangled to death by someone you trust. Come on...
You're then taken to yet another predators house...I'd give up.
All this and you're just two sisters trying to get on in life.
Even though they seem to consistently jump out of the fire into the frying pan, then another frying pan, then another frying pan etc, and I did find myself shaking my head in disbelief, I did actually enjoy the story. I have certainly heard worse. I've also heard better.
I really enjoy Simon Kernick's books, and like the Scope character a lot.
This was a good yarn as usual, but there were a couple too many plot turns requiring me to suspend disbelief for me to rate it 5 stars.
Husband, Father and Southampton season ticket holder and likes the odd glass of red wine and a good book...
Simon Kernick always delivers with his gripping story lines, another awesome book, a must read.
No i never listen to the same book twice
Very easy to listen to and follow.
no just enjoyed listening
Bit far fetched in places be still a good story.
Would only recommend to a brave friend living far away from the Scottish highlands who is never alone in the woods or hills.
So many frying pan to fire moments for people that I genuinely cared about.
Great delivery of a tight story drawing the reader into the jeopardy of the vulnerable characters.
Even the highlands aren't safe!
The only book my girlfriend has listened in one sitting as she was to scared for casey and jess to stop.
I enjoyed the author's book Last Ten Seconds so knew his style would probably be a pacy thriller that takes the listener on a roller-coaster experience. However after a gripping start and intriguing early chapters the present story descends into just too many situations of jeopardy, bodies piling up and lonely parts of the Highlands of Scotland apparently inhabited by Russian gangsters, paedophiles, corrupt policemen, hit men and gun-totting grannies. There's little in the way of character-development and no respite from action. I think the story needed a few quiet interludes to slacken the relentless pace. It's all a bit too macho for my taste, though the narrator does a great job and must have been exhausted by the end!
Avid reader, listener and literature student
It was suspense right from the start, kept me guessing almost right to the end.
Twists and turns in the story meant I was never sure what would happen next. Great characters and narrator.
Almost perfect narrator
Run, but you can't hide
"A new impression of Scotland"
Yes I will do if the friend is interested in pure entertainment.
Kernick will always do that to his "fan club".
The last one.
A few short unneccessary parts would been left out from this story.
No reason to care if all parts in the story doesn't fit perfect together because it is only
entertainment and who cares about minor details. If the events in this story had happened in the real life about 150 years ago in the old American wild west, they had still been famous legends in our time.
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