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Proximity

If the Police Always Know Where I Am...how Do I Kill You?
Narrated by: Kevin E Green
Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
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Summary

"A vision of the future that both chills and entertains." (Jake Kerridge, Sunday Express Magazine)

You can’t get away with anything, least of all murder.

DI Clive Lussac has forgotten how to do his job. Ten years of embedded technology - "iMe" - has led to complete control and the eradication of crime.

Then the impossible happens. A body is found, and the killer is untraceable.

With new partner Zoe Jordan, Clive must re-sharpen his detective skills and find the killer without technology, before time runs out for the next victim....

Leading the trend in speculative crime thrillers, Jem Tugwell’s thrilling and thought-provoking debut sits alongside Black Mirror and The City and the City in a compelling exploration of our near future. Proximity draws on Jem’s 20 years of professional experience as a software developer in the city to give an unnerving insight into how our world might be transformed by the rapid advance in embedded technology and fitness trackers.

©2019 Jem Tugwell (P)2019 Serpentine Books

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Credible and Intriguing

Brilliant debut novel by Jem Tugwell, unique plot, great writing and characterisation. It has you totally gripped from beginning to end. Impressively narrated. Must listen!

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Outstanding!

A riveting novel set in a very believable near future. You can see how our technology is evolving to become the world that Proximity is set in. This makes this novel all the more terrifying.

Compelling, well thought out plot, hooked all the way through. The narrator did an excellent job with the voices, each character was clearly identifiable.

Strongly recommend.

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  • 25-06-19

Excellent novel. Interesting & Entertaining. A+++

Proximity is the first novel I have read by Jem Tugwell. I found it both thought provoking and highly entertaining. The core storyline had me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. Descriptive scenes brought the action and character interactions to life and made me feel like I was there watching the story unfold. The backdrop of the 'near future' setting for the story is truly eye-opening and really makes the reader ponder if this is where technology will ultimately take us!

At the core is a superb story, well written and narrated, with a fresh twist and an edge that makes the reader think both about the events unfolding and the greater landscape it is set in.

Highly recommended. I look forward to the next novel by Jem Tugwell.