It’s a pleasure to take part in the BlogTour Kill a Stranger by Simon Kernick.
About the Author
Simon Kernick is a number one bestseller and one of the UK’s most popular thriller writers, with huge hits including Relentless, The Last 10 Seconds, Siege and The Bone Field series. Follow @simonkernick on Twitter, Visit simon-kernick.html
About the book
To save a lie, could you take another? How far would you go for the one you love? And how well do you really know them? They took your fiancée. They framed you for murder. You have one chance to save her. To clear your name. You must kill someone for them. They give you the time. The location. The target. You have less than 24 hours. You must make an impossible choice.
I loved how messed up this was. The clock never stops ticking, even the ending is violence waiting to happen. I wonder if it will? Tell me, will it?
Imagine coming home to your pregnant fiancée and instead of finding her tucked up in bed – she is gone. Kidnapped, and the ransom is more than you’re willing to pay or are you? Matt isn’t sure at first, but knowing his actions can mean the difference between life or death for Kate – it’s a great motivator.
Is it enough motivation to kill a complete stranger though? Like, really kill and not just stun, maim or disfigure. Stone cold killer dead. Are many deaths worth it to save a life, the life of a loved one. Is it true that anyone can cross the ultimate boundary if given the right circumstances?
It’s a captivating psychological thriller. I especially liked the way the author gave each character a voice and avenue to present their side of the story. Not everyone sees the events the same way, especially not the detective in charge.
Kernick gives this slowly evolving tense crime read an urban feel to it, as he keeps readers guessing. I’m pretty sure what is coming right at them is completely unexpected.