Publication Date: 18/02/2021 ISBN: 9781787463615 Category:

The Last Day

Andrew Hunter Murray

Publisher: Cornerstone
Publication Date: 18/02/2021 ISBN: 9781787463615 Category:
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Half the world is in darkness. Only she can save the light . . . the post-apocalyptic bestselling read.

‘A brilliant near-future thriller and a really cracking read’ Richard Osman
‘Will keep you gripped to the very last page’ C.J. Tudor
‘Wonderful … the best future-shock thriller for years.’ Lee Child
‘A stunningly original thriller’ Harlan Coben
‘A beautifully realised and thought-provoking thriller’ The Times
‘Intriguing and unusual’ Sunday Times

2059. 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 . . .

‘Reminiscent of Robert Harris’s high-concept conspiracy thrillers’ Financial Times
‘I read this hungrily … A fabulous achievement.’ Stephen Fry
‘Inventive, richly detailed world-building’ Telegraph
‘A tantalizing, suspenseful odyssey of frustration, deceit, treachery, torture, hope, despair and ingenious sleuthing’ Washington Post
‘A taut, thrilling runaround’ Guardian
‘A brilliant debut … Fans of Robert Harris will love it’ Daily Express
‘To say it’s gripping is an understatement’ Sara Pascoe
‘Murray has crafted something original … an interesting new twist on a post-apocalyptic tale.’ Kirkus
‘Downright impossible to stop reading.’ Booklist
‘Dark, believable and brilliantly written’ Jenny Colgan
‘I couldn’t put this book down!’ Christina Dalcher

Publisher Review

A brilliant debutwhich blends apocalyptic drama with a tale of espionage, keeping readers on tenterhooks [...] Fans of Robert Harris will love it. * Daily Express * A taut, thrilling runaround... The Last Day is an impressive dystopian techno-thriller. Murray paints a grim picture of a draconian isolationist Britain, with some vivid descriptions of a much-changed London, and the novel's climax has a neat twist. * Guardian Books of the Month * Murray should be commended for going into the nitty-gritty of how his post-disaster society functions[...] What really distinguishes the book, though, is the creative energy of its world-building: it demonstrates the virtue of using the future as a playground for the imagination rather than trying to second-guess it. * Telegraph: the best thrillers and crime fiction of 2020 * A brilliantly clever thriller from a brilliantly clever writer. -- Richard Osman I read this hungrily ... Its intelligence and bravura characterization will have you turning page after page. A fabulous achievement. * STEPHEN FRY *

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