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The Distance

By Helen Giltrow

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A blistering debut thriller that introduces the coolest heroine in contemporary suspense fiction.

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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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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  • Publication date: 08 May 2014
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A truly unusual thriller set in the world of espionage, this is a terrific debut... Original and thought-provoking — SUNDAY MIRROR
Fast, hard and very, very good — Lee Child
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
THE DISTANCE is absolutely drenched in mystery and intrigue, and I was completely hooked. In a sort of 'Prison Break' meets 'Spooks' sort of storyline, the action just keeps on coming and as one secret is uncovered, several more take its place . . . an extremely clever plot and a proper edge-of-your-seat read. — STORM IN THE STACKS
Dark, edgy and, at times, brutal, this is a stylish and highly original debut. — CRIME THRILLER GIRL
It's an extremely well executed novel, weaving a complicated storyline involving a lot of moving parts, multiple characters and locations with utter ease. The ending will have you holding your breath and whipping those pages past at speed. — REBECCA BRADLEY CRIME
The story reads like a Lee Child novel on speed - there's loads of action, loads of intrigue and the characters are extremely well-written. In short, this is simply a brilliant book — READING ROOM WITH A VIEW
This is a thriller that leads from the front with a cool heroine who never seems to break sweat. — NORTHERN ECHO
The Distance is a fine debut from Helen Giltrow. It is an extremely tense and menacing novel, rich in atmosphere and mood as well as confident and intelligent. It is full of shocks, surprises and twists. If you enjoy a clever spy novel then The Distance is most definitely the book for you. — FOR WINTER NIGHTS
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