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11:59 [Kindle Edition]

David Williams
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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A taut thriller ... A near-cinematic stylist, the author deftly sustains the tension right up until the final segment ... a sterling example of astute character studies melded with highly topical concerns.
--Publishers Weekly

This is one taut thriller ... A near-cinematic stylist, the author deftly sustains the tension right up until the final segment ... a sterling example of astute character studies melded with highly topical concerns. -- Publishers Weekly

The relationship between hero (Marc) and just-stopping-short-of-stalker, Oliver is a joy to read. -- Bookbag September 13, 2010

This is a good read with engaging characters and a modern, topical plot-line. Recommended. -- Bookbag September 13, 2010

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Who is Hassan and what is behind his mysterious Valentine message to Amina? Who is the young beauty chased across a lorry park in the early hours? These are the questions local phone-in host Marc Niven struggles with as he is drawn deeper into the city's secret places. The question he already knows the answer to - why did Sam leave him so suddenly? - is the one that troubles him most.

A taut thriller ... A near-cinematic stylist, the author deftly sustains the tension right up until the final segment ... a sterling example of astute character studies melded with highly topical concerns.
--Publishers Weekly

Semi-finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2010

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 607 KB
  • Print Length: 278 pages
  • Publisher: Wild Wolf Publishing (3 Aug 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003Y8XO30
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #176,293 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.2 out of 5 stars
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great characterisation, real people with real flaws 22 April 2012
By Kavey
Format:Kindle Edition
This book was compelling! Not least because of the strong characterisation, real characters with real flaws, not least our protagonist, the hard to like Marc Niven. Hard to like, and yet we could identify with or at least understand his actions, his weaknesses. And the fascinating Oliver Dunn as his side kick. The plot too kept me reading and reading. On one hand, it seemed plausible - we know that drugs, human trafficking, prostitution and terrorism happen - though on the other, one ordinary man seemed to encounter more than his fair share. And of course, not many readers can likely comment on how realistic the details are, since these criminal worlds are not our own. But it was gripping and readable and I couldn't put it down.
I'd give it 5 stars had I paid for it. For a freebie, I want to give it 6!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth a read 6 April 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I nearly put this book down, simply because of my initial reaction that I wouldn't warm to the main protagonist, a night-time talk DJ called Marc, who clearly had an eye for the ladies.
Thankfully by the second chapter I was hooked: All credit to the author for managing to get me round my prejudices.
This is a modern tale, and whilst some of the characters do conform to stereotypes the characterisation is full enough to bring the personalities to life. Just as in life, not everything is as simple as black and white; hero or villain.
We see the world through Marc's eyes - whose balance of cynicism and hope means we are presented with an unsentimentalised tour around the seamier side of urban life, whilst not losing touch of the human factor.
I look forward to reading more by this author.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gritty urban thriller delivers gripping read 12 Sep 2010
Format:Paperback
Terror and trafficking on Tyneside - 11:59 boils two of the most insidious horrors of our society down to a local level with great effect. The evocative setting exposes a still grimy underbelly to the slick new twenty-first century image favoured by the media and in Marc Niven, gives us a DJ protagonist whose own moral compass is decidedly out of kilter. Against this backdrop, the author takes us on a fast-paced thrill ride where the crime is uncomfortably close to home and all the better for it. Should come with a warning - this really could be happening in your town. Great stuff!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I was hooked! 5 Jan 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I think what hooks you in this book are the twists and hooks in the plot.
You start by meeting Marc, a very egotistical DJ who to begin with is the kind of character you would find in a dreadfully written book. However as the mystery behind, he is pulled into 2 seemingly different mysteries. Like Marc, the reader suspects they are linked but even as an avid reader, I found it difficult to work out how and was intrigued. Even better, the plot doesn't suddenly become full of coincidences and contrived scenarios.
Who is Amina? Who is Emmanuel and how does the midnight message link them!
I would love to see this as a TV drama.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 11.59 4 April 2013
By rerri
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A book hard to put down with twists that keep you guessing and involved. Thoroughly enjoy and will be looking out for more from the same writer.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gripping read 19 Nov 2012
By DJW13
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
It is difficult to get away from the description of this as a gripping read. There were times when it was difficult to like the main character - he has flaws, but don't we all?

There were two strands to the story, but of course being fiction they were linked together.

It wasn't easy to rate - some of the time I thought it was only worth 3 stars and others when 5 stars would have been right, so I ended up with giving it 4 stars.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars satisfied 26 Oct 2012
By tpm
Format:Kindle Edition
A very good read. Kept reader guessing as to how things would progress. One of the better books i have ordered on Kindle
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read. 23 Sep 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This is by far the best kindle freebie I have read so far. Great characters, strong story and at times hilarious...especially Marc's first encounter with one of the badies, a pimp named Emmanuelle.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars OMG
This book was the best read I have had in years.Amazing writing and the plot or plots unbelievably fantastic.So well done
Published 23 days ago by wagtail
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring and unbelievabl
Did not like or have any sympathy for the main character, he was awful. The other characters were poorly developed clichés. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't get in to this one at all
Found it a bit boring and it didn't seem to get going until well into the book.Ended up not finishing it,
Published 11 months ago by Kerry G
2.0 out of 5 stars A real page turner!
Not in a good way..sorry I hate leaving books not fully read, so this one got me turning pages quickly just to end it. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Francis
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
It was an good read but failed to totally grip me with its story. Seemed a little stretched at times
Published 16 months ago by Mr. H. Seddon
4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad
Bit slow/long winded in places but on the whole not a bad book. Would consider recommending to first time mystery readers.
Published 18 months ago by Maria
4.0 out of 5 stars Give this book a chance - it will grow on you
Marc Niven is the late night DJ on a radio station in Newcastle. He's gained notoriety for talking down a suicide attempt so one would expect him to pick up on a caller (on... Read more
Published on 23 July 2012 by ronix
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
This is an excellent book, really gripping and covering a very current issue. The book is well written and holds it own with much more well known thriller writers. Worth reading.
Published on 24 May 2012 by cherub85
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