Hodder & Stoughton
FORMAT: Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9781529327441
RRP: £9.99
PAGES: 320
PUBLICATION DATE: August 4, 2022


A Matter of Time: From the Shortlisted CWA Gold Dagger Author

By (author) Claire Askew

At 8am the first shots are fired.At 1pm, the police establish the gunman has a hostage.By 5pm, a siege is underway.At 9pm, DI Helen Birch walks, alone and unarmed, into an abandoned Borders farmhouse to negotiate with the killer.One day. One woman. One chance to get everyone out alive.The outstanding new novel from the highly acclaimed author of All the Hidden Truths and What You Pay For – both shortlisted for the CWA Golden Dagger.

Reviews of A Matter of Time: From the Shortlisted CWA Gold Dagger Author

A breathless, real-time, 24-style thriller that combines nail-biting tension with boundless compassion * Erin Kelly * Tell Jack Bauer he's been supplanted . . . taut * The i newspaper * Claire Askew is proving to be a master of the suspenseful police procedural * Sunday Times Crime Club * This 24-style thriller is filled with nail-biting tension * The Scots Magazine * This nail-biter keeps up a rollicking pace – this is one you're likely to devour in one sitting * My Weekly * Tension-packed * Carlisle Living * Breathtaking * On Magazine * Nail-biting * Crime Monthly * An engrossing and thought provoking read * Belfast Telegraph * Very tense, sad and tragic, a thought provoking read * NB Books * Phew, the electric tension in this nail-biting, clock-ticking, thriller almost blew my fuses! Tension reaches screaming point . . . unmissable! * Peterborough Telegraph * The tension builds to genuinely frightening peaks . . . Enjoy the breathtaking thrill of the ride * The Scotsman * A tense psychological thriller * Choice Magazine * Askew has delivered a peak-page turner and fans of crime-fiction will be left with a cliffhanger ending and a pronounced desire to learn where DI Birch turns up next * Irish Examiner * Askew displays pitch-perfect understanding of tone and cadence . . . breathtaking thrill * Yorkshire Post *

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