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The Hit List

(2020)
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'A compelling and original story with clever and unexpected twists to the very end.' Rachel Abbott



What would you do if you found your name on a hitlist? And your late husband put it there?

When Marianne's husband Greg is knocked off his bike and killed on the way to work, she must unpick the life he left behind. Numb with grief, Marianne consoles herself by scouring Greg's laptop, finding comfort in reading his old emails and tracing his footsteps across the web. Until one day, she discovers that he had been accessing the dark web. Why was Greg, a principled charity worker and dedicated husband, logging on to a website that showcases the worst of humanity's cruel impulses and where anything is available for a price? Marianne steels herself and logs on. After tentative searching, she discovers her name on a hit list.

In this fast-paced, powerful and exceptionally plotted novel, Marianne must figure out whether Greg was trying to protect her or whether he was complicit in the conspiracy for her murder. As she is pulled deeper into the depths of the underworld that Greg was seemingly hostage to, she gets closer and closer to coming face to face with Sam - the assassin hired to kill her. The dark truths that Marianne uncovers speak volumes about the dark underbelly of our society and forces us to question how far we would go to protect those we care most about.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Every page simmers with tension, and it was so fast paced I lost my breath." - Michelle Adams

"Holly Seddon's new novel is a compulsive read. Unsettling subject matter deftly handled, this book is ingeniously plotted and full of suspense." - Lisa Ballantyne

"I loved the intricate, clever plot, the tricky women and the heart-stopping moments. I am now lying down in a darkened room. Wow! Just wow." - Fiona Barton

"Cleverly and intricately plotted, with a huge variety of interesting and believable characters, this fast-paced book will keep you hooked well into the night." - Catherine Cooper

"This novel kept me guessing to the end. A twisty, intelligent thrill ride. Excellent!" - Will Dean

"This had me gripped from start to finish. Smart, twisty and totally compelling." - Jane Fallon

"Pacy and tense . . . I loved it!" - Lisa Hall

"What would you do if you found your own name on a hit list? Seddon addresses this terrifying question in an explosive novel. One of the most exciting, brave and clever books I have ever read. The Wanted is my book of the year." - Gillian McAllister

"A beautifully written book that tackles complex issues on a very personal level. A dark, fast-paced thriller with a hard-hitting emotional impact." - Nikki Smith

"A powerful novel about some of the most terrifying crimes that can be committed and I raced through it at break-neck speed." - Mary Torjussen


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Paperback Editions

March 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Hit List: The new psychological thriller from the bestselling Holly Seddon
Author(s): Holly Seddon
ISBN: 1-4091-9550-3 / 978-1-4091-9550-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Trapeze
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

August 2020 : USA Audio edition

Title: The Hit List
Author(s): Holly Seddon
Publisher: Trapeze
Availability: Amazon   


August 2020 : Canada Audio edition

Title: The Hit List
Author(s): Holly Seddon
Publisher: Trapeze
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2020 : UK Audio edition

Title: The Hit List
Author(s): Holly Seddon
Publisher: Trapeze
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Hit List: The new psychological thriller from the bestselling Holly Seddon
Author(s): Holly Seddon
Publisher: Trapeze
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


August 2020 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Hit List: The new psychological thriller from the bestselling Holly Seddon
Author(s): Holly Seddon
Publisher: Trapeze
Availability: Amazon CA