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Touching Distance (Jimmy Suttle 2) Hardcover – 21 Nov 2013

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  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Orion (21 Nov. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1409131556
  • ISBN-13: 978-1409131557
  • Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 3 x 24.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 200,894 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In all his [Hurley] books, the humanity of his police officers is as important as their ingenuity as detectives, in fact it is their sensitivity that makes this thriller... admirable rather than tasteless... the second in the new series, is as thought-provoking and vivid as his previous writings (LITERARY REVIEW)

Hurley is a giant of British police procedural novels, and with Western Approaches we find an author on top of his game. As good as, if not better than Peter James and Ian Rankin. (Mark Timlin CRIME TIME)

Graham Hurley's determination to look the seamy reality full in the face is refreshing because so rare...Hurley's devastating account of Suttle's marriage is one of the best things he has done. (Jake Kerridge DAILY TELEGRAPH)

Skillfully combining murder mystery and police procedural drama with a West Country travelogue, this is a satisfying read. (SUNDAY MIRROR)

TOUCHING DISTANCE is a storming read and is yet another fantastic addition to an already addictive series (CRIMESQUAD)

In all his [Hurley] books, the humanity of his police officers is as important as their ingenuity as detectives, in fact it is their sensitivity that makes this thriller... admirable rather than tasteless... the second in the new series, is as thought-provoking and vivid as his previous writings. (LITERARY REVIEW)

"TOUCHING DISTANCE is a storming read and is yet another fantastic addition to an already addictive series." (CRIMESQUAD)

TOUCHING DISTANCE is quite simply the best crime book I have read this year. Hurley puts his readers centre-stage in a labyrinthine investigation. He draws you in and makes you feel like one of the players. Brilliantly done! (Peter May, author of THE BLACK HOUSE)

A superbly thrilling ride through the ebbs and flows of an investigation. With TOUCHING DISTANCE Hurley proves he's in the top rank of British procedurals. Lean, dark and with plenty of heart (Stav Sherez)

His ability to create cracking plots involving charactersso real they leap off the pages, has established Hurley as a Top 10 writer of darkly moody crime thrillers... a dangerous puzzle that explodes in a page-ripping hostage climax. (PETERBOROUGH EVENING TELEGRAPH)

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A sniper is turning the quiet Devon countryside into a killing ground. Jimmy Suttle is facing a case that could end his career. And his life

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Jimmy Suttle has clearly moved on to pastures new in the Devon constabulary, but has his wife? As tense and exciting as ever, and leaving plenty of new plot possibilities. I'm so into Jimmy Suttle now that I've forgotten the name of his old boss, you know, the birdwatcher single parent with the deaf son. Full of detective work and fast paced. I even found the romantic bits moving. Should suit Ian Rankin, Mark Billingham, John Harvey et al fans.
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After Western Approaches I wondered if the series had lost its way, this definitely brings it back with a bang. The military aspect is really strong, and the murders keep you guessing. A real page turner, I just had to know the next twist.

Can't wait for the next on
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Graham Hurley has produced a great story with Touching Distance. The detail is forensic and his knowledge of procedures leaves the reader in no doubt that the author is telling us how this stuff really happens. He has got into the Royal Marine mindset and has created some incredibly persuasive characters. Views on Afghanistan are complex and multilayered, subjective and objective depending upon the time, place and individual. Hurley has understood this dichotomy and leaves us to make up our own mind rather than preaching. It is a balanced presentation. That he has created people we can loathe and admire in equal measure is a real gift and balances the methodical and relentless pace of the criminal investigation, which drives the story to its compelling finale. His enduring characters, D/S Suttle and Lizzie are complex and deep, they certainly do not conform to our expectations. I read Touching Distance over the course of a weekend, it was a compulsive read and left me wanting to read more of Graham Hurley's books..
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Simply, brilliant. The characters come to life and the continuation from Western Approaches was spot on. Can't wait for the next Jimmy Suttle book.Touching Distance (Jimmy Suttle 2)
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Graham Hurley has long been my favourite writer of crime fiction, until the first Jimmy Suttle book - Western Approaches - which I truly struggled to finish.
Touching Distance is without a doubt in a class of its own and is the best book I have read in a long time. The storyline is fast moving in much the same way that the Faraday series was written. Looking forward to the 3rd book in the series now.
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Hurley's best yet. A crime novel with a feel good factor. A great insight into the mindset of the Royal Marine and the spirit of comradeship existing within the corps. The plot weaves itself to a clever climax.
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It's fantastic that Jimmy Suttle is becoming such a fascinating character . I had wondered how on earth Hurley would ever replace Faraday and Winter, but in this recent book I really now believe he has managed to achieve that. I found thus such an intriguing setting and the military aspect of the plot gave it an amazing extra . Master at creating such convincing yet quirky characters- I cant wait for Hurley's next book. There's nobody to match him at the moment .
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By Jeff VINE VOICE on 21 Mar. 2014
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Like just about everybody else, I was very worried by 'Western Approaches' and wondered what Hurley's writing future held. I couldn't just leave him after all these years could I? And thankfully, it's paid off as this shows him totally back on song. Certainly his best for a while, having at last ditched Bazza, Faraday and Portsmouth [well, almost]. Suttle is sorting out his problems and the future of these novels in the west country seems assured. I thought the plot in this one was very topical and dealt with real and serious issues irrespective of the plot itself which was excellent. Great stuff - now I can look forward to the next one.
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