The Distance (Paperback)Helen Giltrow (author)
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A blistering debut thriller that introduces the coolest heroine in contemporary suspense fiction.
They don't call her Karla anymore. She's Charlotte Alton: she doesn't trade in secrets, she doesn't erase dark pasts, and she doesn't break hit-men into prison.
Except that is exactly what she's been asked to do.
The job is impossible: get the assassin into an experimental new prison so that he can take out a target who isn't officially there.
It's a suicide mission, and quite probably a set-up.
So why can't she say no?
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 288 g
Dimensions: 200 x 135 x 27 mm
Fast, hard and very, very good -- Lee Child
An effective writer of colourful prose and generates plenty of narrative tension. * BOOK OXYGEN *
It's a dark, pacy, compelling and utterly uncompromising tale about people trying to outrun their respective demons. * SHOTS *
A gripping story skillfully told... Helen Giltrow writes so well that every word carries weight * LITERARY REVIEW *
THE DISTANCE is absolutely drenched in mystery and intrigue, and I was completely hooked. In a sort of 'Prison Break' meets 'Spooks' sort of storyline, the action just keeps on coming and as one secret is uncovered, several more take its place . . . an extremely clever plot and a proper edge-of-your-seat read. * STORM IN THE STACKS *
Dark, edgy and, at times, brutal, this is a stylish and highly original debut. * CRIME THRILLER GIRL *
It's an extremely well executed novel, weaving a complicated storyline involving a lot of moving parts, multiple characters and locations with utter ease. The ending will have you holding your breath and whipping those pages past at speed. * REBECCA BRADLEY CRIME *
The story reads like a Lee Child novel on speed - there's loads of action, loads of intrigue and the characters are extremely well-written. In short, this is simply a brilliant book * READING ROOM WITH A VIEW *
This is a thriller that leads from the front with a cool heroine who never seems to break sweat. * NORTHERN ECHO *
The Distance is a fine debut from Helen Giltrow. It is an extremely tense and menacing novel, rich in atmosphere and mood as well as confident and intelligent. It is full of shocks, surprises and twists. If you enjoy a clever spy novel then The Distance is most definitely the book for you. * FOR WINTER NIGHTS *
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