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Kill A Stranger

by Simon Kernick

Action / Adventure / Spy / Espionage Books of the Month Star Books Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on Kill A Stranger

Thrills, chills, and buckets of blood are to be found in this plot-twisty, mesmerising whammy of a read. In order to rescue his kidnapped fiancé, and prevent himself from being framed for murder, Matt has been given full instructions on how he can save her and clear his name. He must kill a target, a stranger, within 24 hours. This is a standalone thriller from a favourite writer of mine, Simon Kernick excels in writing fast-moving, action-packed novels. The prologue sets the tale up beautifully with a DCI announcing three murder suspects and a trail of dead bodies. What follows is a number of people telling their own story, just who, if anyone is telling the truth? This read was a total brain-rush, each short and sharp chapter sucked me in until it ruthlessly spat me out as the next arrived. The plot zipped along while the characters thoroughly messed with my head. As the ending hurtled towards me and landed, I smiled, oh how I smiled, and felt very satisfied indeed. Kill A Stranger is another blockbuster of a read from Simon Kernick, and shoots straight onto our list of LoveReading Star Books.

Liz Robinson

Kill A Stranger Synopsis


They took your fiancee.

They framed you for murder.

You're given one chance to save her. To clear your name.

You must kill someone for them.

They give you the time and place.

The weapon. The target.

You have less than 24 hours.

You only know that no-one can be trusted...and nothing is what it seems.

A masterclass in page-turning suspense, this twisting and addictive read will leave you guessing until the very last chapter.

Kill A Stranger Press Reviews

One of Britain's top thriller writers - The Sun

Thriller-meister Simon Kernick's standalone books are always worth picking up - Sunday Sport

Pace, pace, pace is what Simon Kernick does best - Daily Mirror

Simon Kernick is one of the most reliable purveyors of the edge-of-your-seat thriller... gives a more powerful adrenaline rush than an EpiPen - Sunday Express

Simon Kernick writes with his foot pressed hard on the pedal. Hang on tight! - Harlan Coben

An absolute master of the adrenaline-fuelled ride - Peter James

Great plots, great characters, great action - Lee Child

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ISBN: 9781472270955
Publication date: 26/11/2020
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781472270955
Publication date: 26th November 2020
Author: Simon Kernick
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 384 pages
Genres: Action Adventure / Spy, Books of the Month, Star Books, Thriller / Suspense,
Collections: 70+ Action-Packed Books, Our Favourite Books of 2020,
Categories: Espionage & spy thriller, Political / legal thriller,

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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