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THE DISTANCE BY HELEN GILTROW

May 26, 2014

9781409126621THE DISTANCE BY HELEN GILTROW

HOW FAR CAN YOU GO TO ESCAPE THE PAST?

Charlotte Alton has put her old life behind her. The life where she bought and sold information, unearthing secrets buried too deep for anyone else to find, or fabricating new identities for people who need their histories erased.

But now she has been offered one more job. To get a hit-man into an experimental new prison and take out someone who, according to the records, isn’t there at all.

It’s impossible. A suicide mission. And quite possibly a set up.

So why can’t she say no?.

My review

This is Helen Giltrow’s first novel. I am sorry to say that I did not enjoy this as much as I had high hopes too.

The story is about Karla who is someone who people to go to seek unauthorised data. Someone needs to get into a prison, but with a twist not with a staff ID, like a warder or a guard but as an inmate. The prison is not like any other prison apart from the forty-foot high wall, and the electric fence razor wire. All underground connections are sealed with regular patrols of armed officers to ensure the safety of all residents. I think this story is rather suited for men to read but I am sure woman will enjoy reading this too.

Although I did not enjoy this story in the mysterious way that it had been written, I do hope other readers will enjoy reading The Distance by Helen Giltrow.

About The Author

Helen Giltrow was a former book seller and editor whose writing has been short listed for the crime writers Association Debut Dagger Award and The Daily Telegraph’s Novel in a Year completion. She lives in Oxford.

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