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Split Second

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On a winter's evening, a trio of unruly teenagers board a bus, ganging up on Luke Murray, hurling abuse and threatening to kill him. The bus is full but no one intervenes until Jason Barnes, a young student, challenges the gang. Luke seizes the chance to run off the bus, but he's followed.

Andrew Barnes is dragged from the shower by his wife Valerie: there's a fight in the front garden and Jason's trying to break it up. As Andrew rushes to help, the gang flees. Jason shouts for an ambulance for Luke, but it is he who will pay the ultimate price.

Split Second, Cath Staincliffe's insightful and moving novel, explores the impact of violent crime - is it ever right to look the other way?
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 148 x 218 x 31mm | 472g
  • Constable
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1849013454
  • 9781849013451
  • 1,428,691

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An engrossing read. * Sunday Telegraph * About as good as the British private eye novel gets. * Time Out * Complex and satisfying. * The Sunday Times * Modest, compassionate ... a solid ingenious plotter with a sharp eye for domestic detail. * Literary Review * PRAISE FOR CATH STAINCLIFFE

A book about courage and compromise, about how sometimes it's kinder and braver to lie. Stunning. * Anne Cleeves *
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About Cath Staincliffe

Cath Staincliffe is an award winning novelist, radio playwright and creator of ITV's hit series Blue Murder. Cath's books have been shortlisted for the CWA Best First Novel award. She was joint winner of the CWA Short Story Dagger in 2012. Letters To My Daughter's Killer was selected for the Specsavers Crime Thriller Book Club on ITV3 in 2014. Cath also writes the Scott & Bailey books based on the popular ITV series. She lives with her family in Manchester.
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Rating details

289 ratings
3.84 out of 5 stars
5 28% (81)
4 38% (111)
3 25% (73)
2 7% (20)
1 1% (4)
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