Dead Man's Gift: Yesterday (Dead Man's Gift #1)
A THRILLER IN THREE PARTS
The FIRST direct to digital short-story in a race-against-time three-part adventure from the bestselling author of Relentless, Siege and Ultimatum, Simon Kernick.
MP Tim Horton arrives home to find his seven year old son has been abducted by a ruthless gang of kidnappers. All they have left behind is the brutally murdered body of the Horton's
Not really sure about this type of release where books are split up into small portions, this one is approximately 30 minute each part.
This first part sets a good base to the overall story and build up the suspense making you eager to read the next instalment.
MP Tim Horton's seven year old son has been abducted by a ruthless gang of kidnappers ...more
MP Tim Horton arrives home to find his seven year old son has been abducted by a ruthless gang of kidnappers. All they have left behind is the brutally murdered body of the Horton’s nanny.
The gang’s demands are simple: Tim must sacrifice his own li ...more
This is a thriller in three parts. This is the second time I’ve read a crime novel in instalments this year and it is something I really approve of. I like the build of tension and the almost child-like excitement you get waiting for the next parts.
This first part of the story introduces us to the plot. An MP’s young son is kidnapped. Tim and his wife sit waiting in their house for the instructions from the kidnappers. These instructions ...more
The kidnappers are not demanding money in ransom, instead their demand is much more terrible, they want Tim to sacrifice his own life in exchange of that of his son. He's not given any further details yet. But who's behind this kidnapping? Who wants Tim dead that badl ...more
His son has been kidnapped, the child’s nanny is dead and the kidnappers are not interested in any kind of ransom. Instead they only have one demand. They want Tim dead and they want him dead at a time and place of their choosing.
Although fairly short, it does give a good idea of the flavour, pace and story in store for the reader.
I received a copy of this book via NetGalley.
If ever there was an author made for serialisation that author is Simon Kernick. I consider him one of the best thriller writers in the world, his books literally take my breath away and have me on the edge of the seat reading at lightning fast pace. That however is with a full length novel, with this serialisation you have to wait a whole week in between releases! Which means after the cliffhanger in this book I cannot bear to wa ...more
An MP arrives home to find that his son has been kidnapped and he is under tight control by the kidnappers. What can he do to solve this problem? If only he knew someone with a s ...more
The story gets straight into the action with MP Tim Horton's son being kidnapped and the nanny murdered. There is a twist in the kidnappers demands in that rather than cash, they want Tim to take his life in exchange for his sons.
I love t ...more
Thanks to net galley and the publishers for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest r ...more
The story has been set up nicely and I have no idea where its going to go.
I thought Part 1 ended abruptly and I did feel the cliffhanger wasn't much of a cliffhanger but I do like the idea of being kept waiting for the next part.
Scope, a recurring character from Mr. Kernick's other books, makes a very welcome appearance about halfway into this episode. He is a great character a little in the Jack Reacher vein, and it looks like he will be the hero here too.
Looking forward to parts two and three.
The only thing I didn't like about it is I have to wait for Part Two!!!
As the books as classed as short story and split, the story has you gripped from the beginning and continues the pace throughout.