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A Thriller

John Meron, a happily married father of two young children, has always lived an unassuming, unexceptional life. But one brief phone call changes everything. On an ordinary summer afternoon, John recognizes the voice of his old friend Jack Calley, a big-time City lawyer, screaming for his life. Meron listens helplessly to the sounds of Calley being viciously attacked and murdered. Most shocking of all are Calley’s last words: the first two lines of Meron’s home address.

Confused and terrified, Meron piles his children in the car and drives away, trying desperately to reach his wife on her cell phone or at her office. There is no answer. With his wife missing, an unidentified corpse in her office, his home occupied by three armed men, and the police after him for crimes too horrible to contemplate, John Meron’s quiet life is about to get a whole lot more interesting. But he might not stay alive long enough to notice.
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  • Atria Books | 
  • 352 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781476711331 | 
  • May 2014
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Relentless 1
I only heard the phone because the back door was open. I was outside breaking up a fight between my two kids over which one of them should have the bubble-blowing machine, and it was threatening to turn ugly. To my dying day, I will always wonder what would have happened if the door had been shut, or the noise of the kids had been so loud that I hadn’t heard it.

It had just turned three o’clock on a cloudy Saturday afternoon in late May, and my whole world was about to collapse.

I ran back inside the house,... see more

About the Author

Simon Kernick
Photograph by Johnny Ring

Simon Kernick

Simon Kernick is a Sunday Times #1 bestselling author and one of the UK’s foremost thriller writers. His twelve novels have been translated into more than twenty languages and have sold more than four million copies worldwide. He lives in London.




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