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Blink of an Eye by Cath Staincliffe
  

Blink of an Eye

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An intelligent, emotionally engaging family drama cum mystery, from the screen writer of ITV's Scott & Bailey, following the effects on three families after a fatal road accident. How would your family feel if your reckless driving caused the death of a nine year old girl? How would you feel if you couldn’t remember any of it but had to live with the guilt? The everyday setting makes the moral dilemmas and the story even more compelling as it could happen to anyone of us - we think this will have you hooked.

If you like Cath Staincliffe you might also like to read books by Neil White, Helen Fitzgerald and Martina Cole.

Synopsis

Blink of an Eye by Cath Staincliffe

In a heartbeat, life changes. A sunny, Sunday afternoon, a family barbecue, and Naomi Baxter and her boyfriend Alex celebrate good news. Driving home, Naomi's recklessness causes a fatal accident, leaving nine-year-old Lily Vasey dead, Naomi fighting for her life, Alex bruised and bloody and the lives of three families torn apart. Traumatised, Naomi has no clear memory of the crash and her mother Carmel is forced to break the shocking truth of the child's death to her. Naomi may well be prosecuted for causing death by dangerous driving. If convicted she will face a jail term of up to 14 years, especially if her sister's claim that Naomi was drink-driving is proven. In the months before the trial, Carmel strives to help a haunted and remorseful Naomi cope with the consequences of her actions. Blink of an Eye is a novel about the nightmare that could be just around the next bend for any one of us.

Reviews

Praise for Cath Staincliffe:

'A book about courage and compromise, about how sometimes it's kinder and braver to lie. Stunning.' Anne Cleeves

'Modest, compassionate ...a solid ingenious plotter with a sharp eye for domestic detail.' Literary Review

'Complex and satisfying.' The Sunday Times

'About as good as the British private eye novel gets.' Time Out

'An engrossing read.' Sunday Telegraph

'a page-turning, insightful thriller.' Big Issue

About the Author

Cath Staincliffe

Cath Staincliffe was our Guest Editor in July 2013 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing.

Cath Staincliffe is an established novelist, radio playwright and the creator of ITV's hit series, Blue Murder, starring Caroline Quentin as DCI Janine Lewis. Cath’s books have been short-listed for the Crime Writers Association best first novel award and for the Dagger in the Library and selected as Le Masque de l’Année. Trio, a stand-alone novel moved away from crime to explore adoption and growing up in the 1960s, inspired by Cath’s own experience. Her latest book, The Kindest Thing, is a love story turned nightmare when a woman helps her husband die and is tried for murder. Cath lives in Manchester with her partner and their three children.

Author photo © Paul Herrmann

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Book Info

Publication date

18th July 2013

Author

Cath Staincliffe

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www.cathstaincliffe.co.uk/
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Publisher

Constable Crime an imprint of Constable and Robinson

Format

Paperback
272 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781780335681

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