You wake up in a strange room on a bed covered in blood.
You have no idea how you got there.
Beside you is a dead girl. Your girlfriend.
The phone rings, and a voice tells you to press play on the room's DVD machine.
The film shows you killing your girlfriend. Then you're told to go to an address in East London where you're to deliver a briefcase and await further instructions.
There's no way out.
If you're to survive the next 24 hours, you must find out who killed your girlfriend, and why. Before they come for you too...
I can sometimes have a short attention span when it comes to books, but I was engrossed from the first page. A really good book, the first book I have read of this author but I can't wait to start on the rest!!!
I don't normally read books, but the first I read of Simon kernick was deadline. So I saw this read the first chapter thought it was brilliant! I couldn't actually put it down, I kept reading through the night until 4am towards the end. Such a good story although some parts sounded a little daft (mainly drop the bag and put your hands up) but other than that it had me wondering throughout he book who the blackmailer was! Also the book kept throwing you off. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good read every now and again. I'm 23 and most my friends don't really read books, but the few that do I've recommended this title.