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56 Days

(2021)
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*A New York Times Pick of the Best Thrillers of 2021
*A Washington Post Pick of the 10 Best Thrillers for 2021
''Bloody good.'' --The New York Times

''Timely, surprising, emotionally alive, this is about as good as suspense fiction gets.'' --Washington Post

No one even knew they were together. Now one of them is dead.

56 DAYS AGO

Ciara and Oliver meet in a supermarket queue in Dublin and start dating the same week COVID-19 reaches Irish shores.

35 DAYS AGO

When lockdown threatens to keep them apart, Oliver suggests they move in together. Ciara sees a unique opportunity for a relationship to flourish without the scrutiny of family and friends. Oliver sees a chance to hide who—and what—he really is.

TODAY

Detectives arrive at Oliver’s apartment to discover a decomposing body inside.

Can they determine what really happened, or has lockdown created an opportunity for someone to commit the perfect crime?



Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A tense, edgy and compulsive read - 56 Days is brilliantly plotted, darkly humorous and utterly unexpected. This is Lockdown, but not as you know it." - Sam Blake

"The Queen of high-concept crime fiction." - Jane Casey

"Magnificent. A high-concept thriller executed with panache and heaps of emotion." - Caz Frear

"Written and plotted so well and left me guessing up to the end. Brilliant!" - Patricia Gibney

"Don't want to read a lockdown novel? Neither did I. Then I read 56 Days and changed my mind. Absolutely brilliant!" - C S Green

"I was surgically attached to this twisting lockdown thriller. Clever, tender and all too convincing, it's the kind of book you read in one breathless sitting to get to the truth, and then again, slowly, to see how the author did it." - Erin Kelly

"The lockdown thriller you didn't know you needed. An utterly brilliant and completely satisfying pageturner." - Catherine Kirwan

"56 Days? I read it in 24 HOURS because it was so compulsive, intriguing and fantastically entertaining. I could not let it go." - Liz Nugent

"56 Days is a terrific novel written by an author who is certain to become a distinguished voice in crime fiction. You won't want to stop reading until the very end." - Karin Slaughter

"Catherine Ryan Howard has become my go-to writer for utterly absorbing, original stories with a killer twist and 56 Days delivers all this and more. If you read one thriller that captures the start of lockdown in all its surreal and terrifying uncertainty, let it be this. Just remember to breathe!" - Jo Spain

"Absolutely faultless ... 56 Days is crime-writing perfection and Catherine Ryan Howard is a seriously talented writer." - C L Taylor


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August 2021 : UK Hardback
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August 2021 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: 56 Days: The No.1 Bestseller
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