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  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Corgi (12 May 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 055216433X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0552164337
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.5 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (236 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 77,062 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Simon Kernick writes with his foot pressed hard on the pedal. Hang on tight!" (Harlan Coben)

"Simon Kernick writes great plots, great characters, great action" (Lee Child)

"Simon Kernick uses every trick in the book to keep the action breakneck" (Time Out)

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They want you. And they want you dead. The Richard & Judy book that made Simon Kernick a star.

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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 9 July 2006
Format: Hardcover
I really enjoyed being swept along by the relentless action that pitches very ordinary Tom Meron headlong into two days of unremitting terror.

The book has two main characters; Tom Meron is the completely innocent victim who is hunted by the criminals and the police simultaneously, and DCI Mike Bolt of the National Crime Squad who leads the police investigation and hunt for Meron.

The structure of the book is unusual, the chapters seen from Tom Meron's point of view are written in the first person, but those for DCI Bolt in third person, a device that works extremely well as it changes the pace of the novel from frantic for Meron to challenging and baffling for Bolt, this device also helps to develop their characters, build tension and increase our involvement.

The chilling ex Bosnian mercenary Lench who is hunting Meron on behalf of a shadowy powerful business figure is a memorable villain.

As in all the best thrillers nothing is what it seems and everybody is lying.

Thoroughly recommended.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Bezerus Bezby VINE VOICE on 7 Aug. 2007
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
What do you do when you answer the phone and hear your best friend being murdered? not only that, but he has just told his killers where you live.

This is a tale which grabs you by the throat from start to finish and doesn't let up until the end. In that sense it is "relentless", as you won't be able to put it down until you know what has happened. It took me a day to read this, so hooked was I by it. Excellent holiday reading- enjoy!
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By J. Field on 31 Oct. 2007
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is the first book of Simon Kernick's I have read, but won't be the last. To begin with, I didn't enjoy the 1st person narrative right at the start of the book, but I have to say that once I overcame that, I enjoyed reading the story.

It is quick paced, interesting and convincing - the characters are believable, although I believe there is one glaring mistake in the plot - but I won't ruin it for you.

If you enjoy crime solving novels and don't want anything heavy, this is probably for you.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on 29 Oct. 2008
Format: Mass Market Paperback
In the hands of another author (Ian Rankin sprang to mind) this decent idea could, with a bit more development, been made into a good book. In the hands of Kernick however it's an opportunity wasted.

The problems are many, firstly the characters - the main protagonist (Tom) lost all sympathy by his illogical, unbelievable and rather strange actions throughout the book (why not call the police after the first phone call? why run from the police station? why lie to anyone who tries to help?) personally I couldnt help but feel he deserved what happened to him, he certainly could have done more to help himself.

It's virtually impossible to have sympathy with his wife (young kids, recently married yet lies to her husband, has affairs with her husbands best man and her own lesbian colleague, gets people killed with her irresponsible behaviour) - and Tom wants her back?!?

The main villain (Lench....wasn't he one of the Bash Street Kids?) is a real missed opportunity - hired killer, Bosnian war veteran wanted for war crimes - he has the potential to be a genuinely terrifying bad guy - but is left sadly under developed (any why is his background only revealed at the end of the book, when he's dead? it would have been better to develop Lench with this info throughout the book - it would have added some (much needed) extra tension.

There is also a hugely underdeveloped back plot (they super rich business man who has hired Lench) which could have added a lot to the book but this is only mentioned a few times and there is no effort to develop it or bring it into the main story.

As for the end of the book, it left me strangely flat and uninterested, it's almost like the author has lost interest.
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29 of 36 people found the following review helpful By P. D. Barry on 24 Oct. 2007
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I'm gonna be honest, I'm not usually into reading in a huge way. Ok, I've read loads of footballers autobiographies and the occasional novel (it took me months upon end to finish the Da Vinci Code), but I fancied a read of "Relentless" after seeing it advertised on a train station bill-board in London.

The synopsis of the story caught my attention straight away so I thought I'd give it a go and asked for it for my birthday to read on holiday recently. So, I'm at the airport, a bit bored, and thought I'd start it (I almost forgot to put it down when I had to show my passport and flight ticket). During the 4 hour flight to Cyprus I completed about 90% of the book and finished it whilst sunning meself beside the pool the next day.

It's the first time I've actually been totally gutted to finish a book, I just wanted it to carry on. The story is intensely gripping, the characters are fantastically identifible and, just like many other reviewers have already said, the pace of the book is just non-stop. It would make an amazing film as it contains plently of intrigue, mystery and several great twists which constantly keep you guessing.

I really loved this book and would recommend it anybody, even those that don't usually go for crime novels, or in fact, reading in general. I enjoyed it so much, I've just ordered Kernick's first 2 books, and will soon be getting his next novel "Severed" aswell.

Top stuff indeed!!
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