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Summary

Featuring Simon Kernick's maverick detective, Tina Boyd, this is the gripping new race-against-time thriller by the best-selling author of Relentless, The Last 10 Seconds and Stay Alive.

'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.....

©2015 Simon Kernick (P)2015 Random House Audiobooks

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one of kernick's best.

Simon Kernick is one of my favourite authors and this is one oi his best books I think. non stop action conbined with great characters made this a book I couldn't stop listening. Paul Thornley is a terrific narator

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Engrossing

The story is intriguing and captures your attention throughout. enjoyed listening and liked the premise. would recommend it.

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  • anne
  • Bedford, United Kingdom
  • 30-01-15

Pretty good listen

Although not his best book this is not bad and passed a few evenings. I thought the ending could have gone in various ways and was a little disappointed in the way it did. It was the least entertaining, but very gritty and leaves the way open for another book featuring the main character. The narrator is my least favourite on audible, so I found myself drifting off by the end of each evening. Sadly he reads a lot of Simon Kernicks books, so it's a case of tolerate his voice or don't buy!

12 of 13 people found this review helpful

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  • pengibot
  • Darlington, County Durham United Kingdom
  • 30-01-15

Kernick does it again

Loved it. Simon Kernick is soon turning to my favourite author. Read all hus books now and eagerly awaiting his next.

This book was straight into the action from the get go. Then it didnt stop as both you and the main character tried to work out the epic plot.

Keep them coming Simon

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Great Read

I love Simon Kernick books. Great plots and non stop action which keep you hooked. I also like the way he portrays his characters who you are familiar with from previous stories. If you like thrillers you will like this

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EPIC!

What did you like most about The Final Minute?

Love all of the Kernick books and this was no exception…just sad he hasn't any more out that I've not read!!!

What other book might you compare The Final Minute to, and why?

Mark Peterson's crime novels…same sort of genre!

What about Paul Thornley’s performance did you like?

I love Paul Thornley, he is my favourite narrator of all…what more can i say???

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No emotional reaction ... just on the edge of my seat, as usual...

Any additional comments?

When is Simon Kernick's next one out?

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Linda
  • Bridgwater, United Kingdom
  • 18-02-15

Kernick Enthralls

Where does The Final Minute rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The story grabs you and draws you in among one of my favourites

What other book might you compare The Final Minute to, and why?

Do not like to compare books each is special in its own way.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The opening sequence was the one that drew me in

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes and No

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Fast paced edge of your seat!

Brilliant once again from Simon Kernick! Would highly recommend A🌟
Any book in the series is worth a down load

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Awful...

...and I do not say this lightly. I have previously enjoyed Simon Kernick's books in print but felt this one was really weak. However, it was the narration that really made this almost unbearable to listen to, like a staccato Phil Michell impersonator, dreadful. Persevered but was left feeling let down by this one, cannot recommend.

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Fast moving, enjoyable but not memorable

Tried and tested plot so similar to many others, but enjoyable nonetheless.
I doubt I will remember it a year from now

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  • Carl
  • 08-02-15

A great novel without any boring parts.

What made the experience of listening to The Final Minute the most enjoyable?

It is entertainment from the first to the last minute.

What other book might you compare The Final Minute to and why?

Only Simon Kernick is able to write a such book, why The Final minute can only be compared to some of his earlier books. However, in my opinion, The Final Minute is his best novel so far because Simon Kernick has written less unrealistic events in this book.

Have you listened to any of Paul Thornley’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Wery well, indeed. Paul Thornley is my number one.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, not really. But dividing it to 12 - 18 parts while taking a daily walk makes the walking alot easier, even in lousy weather.

Any additional comments?

Of course, Simon Kernick books are nothing for "deep thinkers", only great entertainment with some unrealistic parts just as in a 007 James Bond film.

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  • Ohio Foodie
  • 03-06-15

Good page-turner

An engaging, fast-paced thriller. The characters have some dimensions which save them from being mere espionage stereotypes. The framework of the story, an amnesiac racing against time to regain his memory, holds up well.