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A Matter of Time

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Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781529327434

Price: £19.99

ON SALE: 10th March 2022

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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At 8am the first shots are fired.

At 1pm, the police establish the gunman has a hostage.

By 5pm, a siege is underway.

At 9pm, DI Helen Birch walks, alone and unarmed, into an abandoned Borders farmhouse to negotiate with the killer.

One day. One woman. One chance to get everyone out alive.

The outstanding new novel from the highly acclaimed author of All the Hidden Truths and What You Pay For – both shortlisted for the CWA Golden Dagger.

A beautifully written and plotted police procedural from a rising star in the genre who has delivered a game-changing fourth book: ‘Claire Askew takes us away from the obvious plot and asks us tantalising questions … an absorbing, thought-provoking entry into crime fiction’ – The Times

(P) 2022 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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A breathless, real-time, 24-style thriller that combines nail-biting tension with boundless compassion
Erin Kelly
Tell Jack Bauer he's been supplanted . . . taut
The i newspaper
Claire Askew is proving to be a master of the suspenseful police procedural
Sunday Times Crime Club
This 24-style thriller is filled with nail-biting tension
The Scots Magazine
This nail-biter keeps up a rollicking pace - this is one you're likely to devour in one sitting
My Weekly
Carlisle Living
On Magazine
Crime Monthly
An engrossing and thought provoking read
Belfast Telegraph
Very tense, sad and tragic, a thought provoking read
NB Books
Phew, the electric tension in this nail-biting, clock-ticking, thriller almost blew my fuses! Tension reaches screaming point . . . unmissable!
Peterborough Telegraph
The tension builds to genuinely frightening peaks . . . Enjoy the breathtaking thrill of the ride
The Scotsman
A tense psychological thriller
Choice Magazine
Askew has delivered a peak-page turner and fans of crime-fiction will be left with a cliffhanger ending and a pronounced desire to learn where DI Birch turns up next
Irish Examiner
Askew displays pitch-perfect understanding of tone and cadence . . . breathtaking thrill
Yorkshire Post