A truly unusual thriller set in the world of espionage, this is a terrific debut... Original and thought-provoking
Fast, hard and very, very good
An effective writer of colourful prose and generates plenty of narrative tension.
It's a dark, pacy, compelling and utterly uncompromising tale about people trying to outrun their respective demons.
A gripping story skillfully told... Helen Giltrow writes so well that every word carries weight
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.
Dark, edgy and, at times, brutal, this is a stylish and highly original debut.
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.
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
This is a thriller that leads from the front with a cool heroine who never seems to break sweat.
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.