Confused and terrified, Meron scoops up his children and hurries out of the house. Just in time. Within minutes, a car pulls up outside, and three men get out. It's clear that they're coming for him. He's being hunted and has no idea why. And with his wife missing, an unidentified corpse in her office, and the police after him for murder, his life is about to get one hell of a lot worse...
©2006 Simon Kernick; (P)2007 WF Howes Ltd
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"An Absolute Winner!"
When buying my monthly allocation of audio titles, I generally opt for those from the Crime & Thrillers section, so have a broad experience of this genre. I hadn't heard of this author before but chose to download this title on the basis that it had been shortlisted for an award and that the sample was tantalising to listen to. My expectations were therefore high and the book far exceeded them. Its pace was truly 'relentless' so much so that at times I was more than reluctant to turn off my iPod. After the book finishes, there is the added bonus of a conversation between the author and the actor who read it and who had done such a masterly job. This nicely rounded-off the positive listening experience I was was so sorry had ended. Thank you Audible, thank you Simon Kernick and and thank you Paul Thornley!
"Excellent twisted plot"
At first I thought this was just going to be a light-hearted and forgettable drama but it developed into a fast-paced and enthralling thriller with plenty of plot twists to keep me coming back to listen at every opportunity. The mundane background of the main protagonist and the south east suburban setting add an entertaining and novel dimension. The narrator does an excellent job of bringing the various well-rounded characters to life. Highly recommended.
Loved 'A good day to die' and this was by far better. Fast, pacey and lots of twists. the 'hero' is so much not a hero, as realistic as you will get no superhero stuff just your average IT Consultant who gets scared, confused and angry. his actions are what you will get with a family man who has never been in trouble all his life. No good at this stuff really basically just absolutely loved it, just wish more of Simon Kernick's books get on here as unabridged downloads. A++++
"Thrilling tale that keeps one listening"
This is the first book, by this author, that I've tried and I'll certainly be buying more as I was hooked from the start by the literally relentless pace of the largely first-person narrative. The style reminded me of Robert Goddard at his best with twists and turns in the fate of the main characters with double-crossing and surprises along the way. The story was so compelling I finished it quickly over a very few days, even though it's a long book. It's excellently read, which always adds to the enjoyment of audio books.
"Another brilliant thriller from Simon Kernick"
I have spent the last 2 days lost in this book whilst painting. It was good from the start and beautifully read by Paul Thornley he manages to get just the right tone and atmosphere into his voice and builds tension and emotion into the story with his reading. The plot is fast and furious (what more would one expect), with an unlikely character being pushed into a scenario far from his comfort zone. A good listen would recommend it to anyone who does not mind a bit of violence and is not squeamish.
"My Heart Raced Along With The Story"
My first Simon Kernick book as recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint!!
I drive alot with work so love my audio books, I found myself sitting in the car when I had arrived as I couldn't bear to turn it off. The narration is perfect for the characters and keeps up with the pace of the story. Well written and read 110% recommend this to anyone who likes a heart racing thriller.
This was my first Simon Kernick, and now I want to read them all. At first I was not hooked about the ordinary guy getting a call from a friend about to be murdered, but after 20-30 minutes I just wanted to keep listening. Probably got through this book faster than any other I have downloaded from Audible, and was left wanting more. Very well read by Paul Thornley, who brings the characters to life, and his discussion with the author at the end was illuminating. For anyone who likes a thriller with plenty of plot twists this is for you; with the added bonus that it's set in the UK!
"A reasonable tale"
I did like this book, but I have read and listened to better. It is fast-paced - but the story at times gets lost within itself and the main character seems too much of a wimp to be a believeable hero. If you liked this book, read the much preferred Shaun Hutson book Heathen.
A rather pedestrian 'thriller' without a single sympathetic character, 'Relentless' failed to hold my attention. It lacked originality, invention, intrigue and substance. In short, it read like an extended treatment for another second rate London crime feature. One of the least enjoyable of the many titles I have bought from this site.
"Leaves you wanting for more."
What a great book, I read this one in 2 days and it left me thinking that I should have put it down more often to savor the experience. I certainly succumbed to the story line and was wanting to leave myself engaged in the plot for as long as time would allow me.
Now off to add 'Severed' on my next read list, another book from this author.
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