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The Distance

Helen Giltrow

5 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Thriller / suspense

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?

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Praise for The Distance

  • Fast, hard and very, very good

  • A truly unusual thriller set in the world of espionage, this is a terrific debut... Original and thought-provoking - SUNDAY MIRROR

  • 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

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Helen Giltrow

Helen Giltrow was born and brought up in Cheltenham and read Modern History at Christ Church, Oxford. She has worked extensively in publishing, including ten years as a commissioning editor for Oxford University Press. Helen's writing has been shortlisted for the CRIME WRITERS' ASSOCIATION DEBUT DAGGER AWARD and the TELEGRAPH 'NOVEL IN A YEAR' COMPETITION. She lives in Oxford.

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