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Simon Kernick

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Simon Kernick is one of Britain's most exciting new thriller writers. He arrived on the scene with his highly acclaimed debut novel The Business of Dying, and his big breakthrough came with his novel Relentless which became the bestselling thriller of 2007. Simon's research is what makes his thrillers so authentic. He talks both on and off the record to members of Special Branch, the Anti-Terrorist Branch and the Serious and Organised Crime Agency, so he gets to hear first hand what actually happens in the dark and murky underbelly of UK crime.

Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Simon Kernick recommends
Dead Men's Dust (2009)
(Joe Hunter Thriller, book 1)
Matt Hilton
"Hard-hitting and fast-paced, I was hooked from start to finish."
Viper (2009)
Michael Morley
"Will keep you hooked."
Lockdown (2009)
(Ryan Lock & Ty Johnson, book 1)
Sean Black
"A thrilling debut that locks you in and loads up the tension."
Dark Blood (2010)
(Logan McRae, book 6)
Stuart MacBride
"A real treat for fans of hard-hitting crime fiction."
The Hunter (2010)
(Victor the Assassin, book 1)
Tom Wood
"Jack Reacher meets Thomas Crown in this electrifying thriller."
The Cold Kiss (2010)
John Rector
"You know something bad's going to happen and just have to keep reading..."
Collecting Cooper (2011)
(Theodore Tate, book 2)
Paul Cleave
"Paul Cleave writes the kind of dark, intense thrillers that I never want to end. Do yourself a favor and check him out."
Dead Money (2011)
Ray Banks
"Fast, hard and tight, with a story that doesn't let go until the very last page."
Crusher (2012)
(Crusher, book 1)
Niall Leonard
"A fast-paced thriller with real heart."
The Judas Scar (2014)
Amanda Jennings
"A gripping and powerful read which will keep you turning the pages."
Blood Junction (2015)
(India Kane , book 1)
C J Carver
"C J Carver is a top notch writer."
Kill Me Twice (2017)
(Morgan Vine, book 2)
Simon Booker
"Booker's fast paced, twisting thrillers are a must-read for anyone who loves a good page turner."
The Hunting Party (2018)
Lucy Foley
"Hugely entertaining. Full of surprises. This is a clever, twisting page-turner of the highest order. I loved it."
The Passengers (2019)
John Marrs
"One of the most exciting original thriller writers."
Trance (2019)
(Alex Madison, book 1)
Adam Southward
"Fast, furious, and very scary, Trance is a hugely enjoyable and original thriller. Adam’s going to be a one to watch."

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