The Witness

by Simon Kernick

Crime / Mystery Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on The Witness

Simply unputdownable, this is a thrilling tale, and as you read, it just keeps getting better and better. Jane is witness to a terrible crime, and suddenly finds herself with information about a terrorist attack, maverick DI Ray Mason from the Met Counter Terrorism Command is on the case. Mason may be the figment of Simon Kernick’s imagination, but oh, how I hope there is someone just like him out there in reality! While Jane and Ray tell their tales in the first person, both flick back to moments that shaped their lives, helping you to get to know them, to understand how they tick. Kernick expertly builds layers upon layers of intrigue and tension, just as everything starts to fall into place, even more action barges in and delivers a good kicking. Perfect for anyone who likes an adrenaline rush, ‘The Witness’ is a spectacularly fast moving and  captivating read.

Liz Robinson

The Witness Synopsis

The gripping new race-against-time thriller by the best-selling author of Relentless, The Last 10 Seconds and The Final Minute. I had a simple choice. Stay here, and almost certainly be discovered. Or get up and run. (The Witness). When Jane Kinnear sees her lover being murdered, she suddenly finds herself in danger. Taken to an anonymous police safe-house, it soon becomes clear that her lover was an MI5 informant with important information about an imminent terrorist attack. The Detective DI Mason of Counter Terrorism Command is a man with a controversial past, but his effectiveness at getting results means that he's now been given the task of preventing the attack from taking place. But can he be trusted, and does he know more about the attack than he's letting on? The Killer, In the safe-house, Jane is trying to piece together a description of her lover's killer. But what she doesn't know is that the killer has already found out who she is, and where she is hiding. And now he's coming for her...

The Witness Press Reviews

'Full of Kernick's trademark cheerful amoral characters, it's irresistible entertainment' Sunday Mirror

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780099579151
Publication date: 16/06/2016
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781780890791
Publication date: 28/01/2016
Publisher: Century an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099579151
Publication date: 16th June 2016
Author: Simon Kernick
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 384 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense,

About Simon Kernick

Simon Kernick was our Guest Editor in February 2010 - click here - to see the books that inspired his writing. Simon Kernick is one of Britain's most exciting new thriller writers. He arrived on the scene with his highly acclaimed debut novel The Business of Dying, and his big breakthrough came with his novel Relentless which became the bestselling thriller of 2007. Simon's research is what makes his thrillers so authentic. He talks both on and off the record to members of Special Branch, the Anti-Terrorist Branch and the Serious and Organised Crime Agency, so he gets to hear first hand ...

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