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13:55 Eastern Standard Time

3.6  ·  Rating Details ·  58 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Alice looks at the phone and then glances at the clock. 13:55 EST makes - she counts on her fingers - about 6pm in Berlin. He'll be on his way home. Alice settles into the armchair and dials the number... If Alice hadn't bumped into Will then she would probably never have phoned that afternoon. And if Alice hadn't called, then Michael, poor Michael, might still be alive to ...more
Paperback, 162 pages
Published July 6th 2007 by Bigfib Books (first published June 7th 2007)
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Jan 31, 2013 Vicki rated it it was amazing
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I think this is a special book, which is interesting as going by other recent reviews I'm in a minority. I read this after a couple of Nick Alexander's other books and enjoyed each one more than the last, this being my favourite by far. I've reviewed two of the three which is a ringing endorsement from me as a book must be either spectacularly good or spectacularly bad for me to go through the pain of reviewing it!

I read this book again immediately after I finished it, it was that good. I wish I
Mar 16, 2012 Sharon rated it it was amazing
OMG! Really enjoyed this book. I loved the way all the stories tied together to sum up a story. Simple sweet and made me cry..... (In a good way). Chapters were short, ideal for my daily commute..... or 'just one more' before bed. Pick it up and enjoy yourself!
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Nov 13, 2015 Steph Munro rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Do not waste your time

The problem with ebooks is that anyone can sit and write out a stream of rubbish and call it a book. This is not a book. I don't even know what this is. Every few pages the characters change to different characters and a different storyline. I wouldn't normally mind this except all the way through I kept thinking "they will tie together soon, the story will make sense soon" IT NEVER DOES. It is just a book filled with half stories. There is no ending for any of the half plo
Derek Hall
Jun 21, 2015 Derek Hall rated it liked it
I like Nick Alexander's writing style but found this book rather unsatisfying and unresolving. It is a story of coincidences, or slices of life chosen to illustrate the randomness of fate, but like life, it doesn't really have a satisfying ending! The stories are engaging but for me it didn't really work sadly.
Feb 29, 2016 Rach rated it it was ok
Some stories linked together well and gave great meaning, others were blah and forgettable. It was a very mixed bag, but I enjoyed some of the ideas - especially how everyone is linked in the vain of LOST...
Jul 08, 2012 D.E. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a strange one - and quite a departure from Nick's other books that I had read - but I wasnt disappointed.

It reads as a series of short stories - of incidents happing at the same time but the more you read the more you see how the lives of these people who have never even met are still cleverly linked together...
Fran Feeny
Dec 12, 2013 Fran Feeny rated it it was ok
my third book I have read by the author, I like interwoven stories but didn't really get this one, possibly because I had not long read the case of the missing boyfriend/ and it was very different from 13.55. I do really like this author and will try some of his other work
Sep 18, 2013 June rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great read from Nick Alexander . . . I love the way that the short stories interweave to form a novel, an intriguing narrative device. The prose is, as ever, evocative but uncomplicated, and the characters are well-rounded and believable . . . loved it!
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My new novel, The Other Son came out on the 17th October.

My previous novels are:

The Photographer's Wife (2014)

Two novels featuring Hannah:
- The Half-Life of Hannah.
- Other Halves (Dec 2013)

Two novels featuring CC:
- The Case Of The Missing Boyfriend
- The French House (May 2013)

The Fifty Reasons Series, following the life of lovelorn Mark
- 50 Reasons to Say Goodbye
- Sottopassaggio
- Good Thing, Bad T
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