by Murray, Andrew Hunter | Fiction & related items
Published 18/02/2021 by Cornerstone (Arrow Books Ltd) in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 416 pages
A world in darkness. A secret she must bring to light.
'A beautifully realised and thought-provoking thriller' THE TIMES'A brilliant near-future thriller and a really cracking read' RICHARD OSMAN'Reminiscent of Robert Harris's high-concept conspiracy thrillers' FINANCIAL TIMES2059. The world has stopped turning. One half suffers an endless frozen night; the other, nothing but burning sun.
Only in a slim twilit region between them can life survive.
In an isolationist Britain clinging on in the twilight zone, scientist Ellen Hopper receives a letter from a dying man. It contains a powerful and dangerous secret.
One that those in power will kill to conceal . . .
'Wonderful: boldly imagined and beautifully written - the best future-shock thriller for years.' LEE CHILD'Intriguing and unusual' SUNDAY TIMES'Inventive, richly detailed world-building' TELEGRAPH'A tantalizing, suspenseful odyssey of frustration, deceit, treachery, torture, hope, despair and ingenious sleuthing... Murray might have set a new standard for such tales.' WASHINGTON POST'A stunningly original thriller set in the world of tomorrow that will make you think about what's happening today.' HARLAN COBEN'A taut, thrilling runaround.' GUARDIAN'I read this hungrily ... Its intelligence and bravura characterisation will have you turning page after page. A fabulous achievement.' STEPHEN FRY'A brilliant debut ... Fans of Robert Harris will love it' DAILY EXPRESS'To say it's gripping is an understatement - I cancelled all my weekend plans to finish it' SARA PASCOE'Murray has crafted something original ... an interesting new twist on a post-apocalyptic tale.' KIRKUS'Downright impossible to stop reading. A near-perfect alternate-future thriller.' BOOKLIST'Dark, believable and brilliantly written' JENNY COLGAN'A thrilling page-turner . . . I couldn't put this book down!' CHRISTINA DALCHER'The Last Day will keep you gripped to the very last page' C.J. TUDOR