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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Dead Man's Gift and Other Stories by Simon Kernick, read by Paul Thornley and Bea Holland.

'Dead Man's Gift'
MP Tim Horton arrives home to find his seven-year-old son has been abducted by a ruthless gang of kidnappers. All they have left behind is the brutally murdered body of the Horton’s nanny. 

The gang’s demands are simple: Tim must sacrifice his own life in order to save his son’s.

It’s the ultimate dead man’s gift.... 

'One by One'
Six former school friends have been brought together on a remote island.

They haven’t all been in contact since a fateful night 21 years ago, when their friend Rachel was found dead. The man arrested for her murder has now been acquitted, and the seven friends fear for their own lives.

But are they hiding from the right person? Or have they fallen into a deadly trap?

Plus three more thrillers guaranteed to keep you gripped.

©2018 Simon Kernick (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

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Great story telling

These short stories suit the style of Simon Kernick. High octane and pacy to start with, it ie easy to maintain the momentum through a short story. The narration is excellent with Paul Thornley doing his usual great job - incidentally he narrates documentaries on the telly, you keep expect him to say 'Tina Boyd reached for her block as...'.

Bea Holland narrates the more female heavy tales well and bring a great contrast to Paul.

I loved the first couple of stories and can't rate this book high enough. There are also some references to old friends/foes so these stories could have been written for a longer version but were cut short.

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