Book Review: Die Alone
Die Alone by Simon Kernick
Page length: 416 pages
Genre: Crime Fiction, Thriller
Publication Date: 28 November 2019
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
Source: ARC via NetGalley
Stars: 5 out of 5
Link: AMAZON (UK)
ABOUT DIE ALONE
Alastair Sheridan has it all. Wealth, good looks, a beautiful wife and children and, in the chaotic world of British politics, a real chance of becoming Prime Minister.
But Alastair also has a secret. He’s a serial killer with a taste for young women.
Only a handful of people know what kind of monster he is, and disgraced detective Ray Mason is one of them.
Awaiting trial for murder, Ray is unexpectedly broken free by armed men and given an offer: assassinate Alastair Sheridan and begin a new life abroad with a new identity. The men claim to be from MI6. They say that Sheridan is a threat to national security and needs to be neutralised. Ray knows they are not who they say they are, and that their real motives are far darker.
The only person Ray trusts is ex-cop and former lover Tina Boyd, who’s keen to settle her own scores with Sheridan.
With enemies on every side, only one thing is certain.
No one wants them to get out alive.
I recently discovered Simon Kernick earlier this year with We Can See You (also a very highly recommended great read) so I was looking forward to reading Die Alone.
From the get-go it's heart-stopping action. Ray Mason is broken out of prison, which is lucky (for him) as a former policeman with a bounty on his head it was likely the only other way out was going to be in a body bag.
It is a thrilling cat and mouse chase!
VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Thank you so much the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a complimentary electronic copy in return for an honest review.