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From the number one bestselling author, comes two electrifying novellas and three short stories published in book form for the very first time.
A FATHER FORCED TO CHOOSE BETWEEN LOSING HIS OWN LIFE, OR THAT OF HIS SON
A TERRIFYING REUNION
A KILLER COP WITH NOTHING TO LOSE
What Dead Man’s Gift made me realise most was how much I’d been missing out on, because I had never read anything by Kernick before this book! I’m not sure how on earth I managed to miss reading his work before now, but I’ll certainly be making up for that in the coming months! For those who are well acquainted with Kernick’s work, as I’m sure is the case for many of you, his fluent and engaging writing style won’t come as a surprise but if, like me, you’ve never read Kernick’s work, this book is an absolutely wonderful introduction to his writing and will leave you wanting more.
The five stories of varying lengths mean that there’s something for everyone and they cater to any length of time you have available to read. The ability to read the book in bursts, while still getting the satisfaction that comes from finishing a story, worked really well for me and I felt that knowing that the particular part of the book I was reading would be complete in one sitting, lead to me being able to focus more and let myself become totally absorbed in the read. Each individual story is fast-paced and sharply written and so gripping and intense that I often forgot what was happening around me.
Overall, I’m giving Dead Man’s Gift 4.5 out of 5. Every single one of the stories is gritty, intense and packed with non-stop action. I’ll definitely be going back to read more of Kernick’s previous books.
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About the Author
Simon Kernick is one of Britain’s most exciting thriller writers. He arrived on the crime writing scene with his highly acclaimed debut novel The Business of Dying, the story of a corrupt cop moonlighting as a hitman. Simon's big breakthrough came with his novel Relentless which was the biggest selling thriller of 2007. His most recent crime thrillers include Siege, Ultimatum, Stay Alive and The Final Minute. He is also the author of the bestselling three-part serial thrillers Dead Man’s Gift and One By One.
Simon talks both on and off the record to members of the Counter Terrorism Command and the Serious and Organised Crime Agency, so he gets to hear first hand what actually happens in the dark and murky underbelly of UK crime.
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