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The Last 10 Seconds – Simon Kernick

Simon Kernick is one of my favourite authors of all time and I have so many of his books. But today I will be writing about one that I recently finished reading.

Blurb:

36 Hours Ago

A brutal serial kiler is arrested on the streets of North London after a two year reign of terror. Known as the Night Creeper, he’s earned his reputation by torturing five young women to death.

24 Hous Ago

Undercover cop Sean Egan has infiltrated one of the country’s most notorious gangs. Now he’s about to risk his life in a desperate bid to bring its members to justice.

12 Hours Ago

DI Tina Boyd has discovered that the Night Creeper’s murders are part of a much larger criminal conspiracy. But her quest for the truth has brought her into contact with some very dangerous people who want to silence her – permanently.

The Last 10 Seconds

A man, a woman, a sadistic killer. As they race towards a terrifying confrontation only one thing is certain: they’re all going to have to fight very hard just to say alive.

My thoughts:

What I really enjoyed about this book is that the reader actually knows slightly more about what’s going on than the character Tina Boyd and Sean Egan. We get to learn about what’s happening from both sides of the story but we still don’t know, it’s an interesting dynamic as they don’t know that either are involved to begin with.

Because there is so much action and so much going on in the story, it’s so easy to forget that the time span of the book is actually really short and most of the action happens in 36 hours! The way Kernick has written this book is so clever and I really admire the way he writes and his imagination.

Kernicks writing is so good that at one point Egan and one of the gang members are walking around an old abandoned building and it’s so quiet and hey are trying not to make a sound that while I was reading it I was trying so hard to turn the pages as quietly as I could because I didn’t want to be heard.

I loved the tension of the book, it kept me on the edge of my seat and I was holding my book so tightly trying to fight the urge to read ahead!

All in all I would defintely recomend this book! You can buy it on amazon here.

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